Fiji Football Association will honor the legends of 1988 who played and won against Australia.
Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf said these player would be the special quest during Courts Inter District Championship in Suva.
“We want to recognize and honor these legends by inviting them to our ordinary congress and be our special guest during the tournament,” Yusuf said.
“These was the team that defeated Australia 1-0 via a goal from Ravuama Madigi during the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.”
Yusuf said these player have sacrificed a lot in achieving this milestone achievement 30 years ago and made everyone proud.
“The players will be provided accommodation, meals and VIP entry to the stadium and also will be attending the Vodafone National League presentation.
“Fiji FA will provide Replica jerseys which they used for that match with their numbers and name on it and will honoured with medals, “said Yusuf.
Yusuf said Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel and its Board have taken the commitment of honouring our former players who made the country proud.
“Last year the legends of 1977 were recognised for their commitment to Fiji football and we are happy to give back something to the legends of 1988.”
He said they would try to get in touch with the following players and would appreciate assistance from the families and friends in getting their contacts.
“For more information do contact Nishaal Prasad on phone number 9989442 or Tulia Tuidama on phone contact 9270540.”
The legends who were part of the history are as follows:
NAME DISTRICT CURRENT RESIDENCE
1. NASONI BULI LAUTOKA DECEASED
2. ABRAHAM WATKINS NADROGA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
3. MARITINE NEMANI SUVA NEW ZEALAND
4. DAN LUTUMAILAGI NADI NASINU
5. LOTE DELAI BA BA
6. MELI VUILABASA BA BA
7. BIMAL SAMI BA BA
8. IVOR EVANS LABASA CANADA
9. SIMON PETERS LABASA DECEASED
10.JONE WATISONI TAVUA SUVA
11. PITA DAU LAUTOKA DECEASED
12. RAVUAMA MADIGI BA
13. NASINU13. SHAFIQ ALI NASINU USA
14. RONALD CHOUDHARY NASINU CANADA
15. RONALD MANI REWA USA
16. KEVERIELI SALESI LEVUKA
17. TEVITA LASAQA SUVA
18. FREDDY EVANS NASINU
19. RATU SULIANO MATANITABUA NAVUA
COACH BILLY SINGH BA DECEASED
MANAGER VIJAY KUMAR NAVUA
TEAM DIRECTOR CHANDRA DIP SHARMA DECEASED