The Lautoka Fotball side has been preomised a $50,000 bonus from major sponsors Vodafone if they win the Oceania Fotball Confederation Champions League title, next Sunday.
Association President, Abdul Kadar has tagged the bonus as a performance booster.
“Vodafone has been always helping the sport. Without them, we wouldn’t have been here as the sponsorship is playing a vital role in any sports.
“I would like to thank the executives and staff of Vodafone and we will give our best shot,” Kadar said.
Vodafone chief marketing officer Rajnesh Prasad applauds the effort of Lautoka Football Club in their progress this far.
“We have supported the team throughout their progression leading into the final play-offs for the OFC Champions League.
“We have already contributed $70,000 towards the preparation of the matches for the team so far.
“Vodafone further extends our support towards the team by announcing to incentivise the players with $50,000 cash bonus on the win of the OFC Champions League,” he said.
Prasad said this will definitely be great boost for the players’ morale as they prepare for the Championship.
“Vodafone stands firm in supporting the team and cheers on our boys.
“The win of the Championship will be an historical one and we eagerly await the team to strut their skills and return victorious.”
Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel applauds Vodafone for the generous gesture.
“Apart from the normal sponsorship and everything this is something that shows a very good partnership with Vodafone that we have got.
“They (Vodafone) know when to award the teams and have never failed to surprise us with the added boosts,” Patel said.
Blues captain Benaminio Mateinaqara also echoed similar sentiments to thank their major sponsors.
“This will lift the morale of the boys to even put their bodies on the line knowing the added financial boost from Vodafone.
“I would like to thank Vodafone for sponsoring the team all throughout,” Mateinaqara said.
The first leg of the OFC Champions League final will be played 2pm at David Farrington Park, in Wellington, New Zealand this Sunday.
Blues will host the second leg at the same time next Sunday, May 20, at Churchill Park.