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Fijian referees obtain OFC Badge for 2024

Three Fijian referees passed their fitness test and obtained  a Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Badge in Tonga today which makes them eligible to officiate in regional competitions this year.

The three are referee Neeshil Varman and assistant referees Krishneel Kavitesh Chand and Kaushik Kumar.

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They are now one step closer to obtaining a FIFA badge in the near future.

“It is a proud moment of us as we are the only three referees selected from Fiji to officiate at OFC level. We are representing Fiji Referees and would like to thank Fiji Football Association and the Referees committee for their support mentally and spiritually,” Varman told FijiLive from Nukualofa.

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“We have other referees who have been selected under OFC academy and upon excellence they will be prompted to OFC badge and then FIFA.”

Varman, who is a doctor by profession, thanked his superiors at Wainibokasi Hospital and the Health Ministry for allowing him to represent the country in refereeing.

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The trio is in Tonga to officiate in the OFC Champions League Qualifiers and the tournament proper starts tomorrow with four club teams battling for a spot in the OFC Champions League which will be held in Tahiti in May.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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