23rd July 12:51 PM
Hughes, Rodu and Ba soccer team win major Fiji FA Awards
By Nitesh Raniga and Naveel Krishant
Sunday 19/03/2017
Mohammed Sazil (left) being garlanded by Health Minister Rosy Akbar after he won the Popular Footballer of the Year while Setareki Hughes (right) was named the Footballer of the Year.

Suva soccer striker, Setareki Hughes has been named the 2016 Global Flight Center/Pacific Energy Footballer of the Year.

Hughes who was a consistent performer for the Suva soccer team last year was nominated alongside Nadi’s Vereti Dickson and Labasa’s Ratu Anare.

Hughes was also part of the Fiji soccer team that featured in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Lautoka soccer team striker, Mohammed Sazil was declared the Popular Footballer of the Year after he received most texts. 

The Ba soccer team which won the 2016 Vodafone Premier League won the Team of the Year Award.

Rewa’s Marika Rodu won Coach of the Year Award.

Under Rodu’s guidance, Rewa created history by qualifying for the OFC Champions League for the first time.

Abdul Kadir of Lautoka won the Administrator of the Year Award.

Nadi’s Mataiasi Toma won the Junior Footballer of the Year Award.

Rewa’s Madhvan Goundar won the Fair Player of the Year Award.

Health Minister, Rosy Akbar was the Chief Guest at the awards ceremony at the Yue Lei Hotel in Suva.

Meanwhile, for the first time, the Fiji Football Association had involved a team of independent judges to select the winners.

Fiji’s top soccer commentator from Radio Sargam, Dhanjay Deo was chosen to be one of the judges this year.

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