The Fiji Football Association continues to grow not only in its sport but also in meeting the requirements in its logistics and fleets to maintain its number one status in the Pacific region.
The association last week included a professional team bus to its fleet which will now transfer the players in a more comfortable way.
Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf said the 50-seater super coach Bus was part of FIFA Forward project 2016 where we applied for some transportation and equipment.
“That included a tractor and gain mower for the Ba Academy and three more vehicles for the development department, “said Yusuf.
Yusuf said Fiji FA was investing $150,000 in a year for transportation.
“This is a long term investment as we have been spending more than $150,000 a year in transportation for national teams when they in camp with hiring other buses.”
‘This will at least give us 15-20 years’ service where we will not incur any expenses in hiring other buses, “said Yusuf.
Fiji FA have received two buses which is funded by FIFA and UEFA.
Yusuf said the two buses were given to Fiji FA as part of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) assist project.
“The 30 seater bus will be used in Ba while the bigger one will be used in Suva, “said Yusuf.
Yusuf said the district teams could also use the buses.
“The buses are for the football events where the districts can also hire the buses,” Yusuf said.
Yusuf said Fiji FA was the first sporting organization to acquire this bus.
“We may be the first organization to get our own big bus and this is only possible with the government’s initiative whereby in the last budget they have reduced the duty on imported buses to 25% so in a result we could afford to do that.