The Suva Football Association has secured the services of re-known coach Kamal Swamy.
Swamy was officially unveiled as the new Whites Coach at a press conference on Saturday at Karan’s Kava in Vatuwaqa.
Swamy becomes the third coach to join Suva FA this season.
Intiaz Khan who was appointed at the beginning of the year resigned claiming he was finding it tough to work with the team officials.
Saroj Kumar was appointed as the interim coach for the Fiji FACT and migrated to New Zealand after the tournament.
Suva FA president Ritesh Pratap said they had been facing difficulties in finding a good a coach and was happy to secure Swamy’s services.
“We had very good players and the main reason for getting Swamy was that Suva has not won any major title for a long time now despite having the best players, “he said
“We have faith in Swamy’s capabilities and that is the main reason for us to sign him, “said Pratap.
Pratap said he was fully confident that Swamy would make a winning team.
“We are confident that Swamy’s arrival will boost the morale of the team and definitely we will be lifting some trophies this year,” said Pratap.
The Smart & Efficient Secuirity Services boss said since I had join Suva FA in 2017 as the president my dream was to play in the OFC Champions League and bring back glories to Suva.
“This my third year as the president of Suva FA and my aim is to play in OFC Champions League and I think now we are now on the right track with Kamal on board. We are confident we will win our second round of matches and will finish as second best team for the championship.”
“We know what he can do and what he is capable of in this current team. We as officials we know that we have the best players in the Suva team and we just needed a good coach who can guide these players and what we believe is Kamal someone who can guide these players to victory.”
Pratap said Suva has played three finals in a row but could win and urged fans to be patience.
“I urge fans to be patience and support the team as we are doing our best to make a very strong and competitive Suva team.
Kamal said he would walk on a plan to build a strong Suva side.
“It’s a big task for me but Suva has good set of players and we have set up a target to hit the second place in the Vodafone Premier League this season to qualify for the OFC Champions League,”said Swamy.
Swamy said he had personnel reason to quit Lautoka FA.
“Lautoka is probably the best team I have coached but I felt it was my best time to move as they were stable now. I will try to give glories to Suva with the same philosophy I had with the Blues,” said Swamy.
Swamy, 48, started his district level coaching with Suva in 2003 before moving to other disricts namely Tavua, Nadi and Lautoka.
He also briefly coached Rewa and Labasa.