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Labasa F.C.

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Labasa F.C.
Full nameLabasa Football Club
Nickname(s)Babasiga Lions
Founded1942
GroundSubrail Park
Labasa, Fiji
Capacity10,000
ChairmanRayaz Khan
ManagerRonil Lal
LeagueNational Football League (Fiji)
20185th

Labasa F.C. is a Fijian football club based in Labasa that competes in the premier division of the Fiji Premier League.

History

A local football competition was held in Labasa from 1938. The competition included some ethnic Fijian Clubs. Labasa did not join the National Association when it was formed, in 1938, due to the distance of Labasa from the main island of Viti Levu, where all, except one, club was based.

In 1942, under the Presidency of Harold B. Gibson,[1] a former member of the Legislative Council, Labasa Soccer Association joined the national football body, then known as the Fiji Indian Football Association.

Labasa remained at the periphery of football in Fiji, struggling to compete with teams from Viti Levu, until 1969, when it hosted the Inter-District Championship (IDC) for the first time. The team was runner-up in the IDC of 1972, 1973 and 1978. Labasa F.C. won the IDC for the first time in 1992 and again two years later in 1994.

In October 2011, the team won its third IDC tournament defeating Ba F.C. 1–0 at the TFL National Stadium in Suva. Labasa's winning goal in the final was scored by striker, Maciu Dunadamu in the second half of the match.[2]

Achievements

Winner: 1991, 2007.
Winner: 1992, 1994, 2011, 2016, 2019, 2020.
Runner-up: 1972, 1973, 1978.
Winner: 1997.
Runner-up: 1986, 1993, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2019.
Winner: 1992, 1997 (shared with Ba), 1999, 2015.
Runner-up: 1991, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2018
Winner: 1992, 2007, 2017, 2019.
Runner-up: 1994
  • Girmit Cup:
1979.

Current squad

Squad for the 2019 Inter-District Championship

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Fiji FIJ Aquila Mateisuva
2 MF Fiji FIJ Iliesa Lino
3 Fiji FIJ Ilaisa Nayasi
4 DF Fiji FIJ Sitiveni Rakai
5 FW Solomon Islands SOL Dennis Ifunaoa
6 DF Fiji FIJ Inia Vetaukula
7 DF Fiji FIJ Jacob Levaci
8 MF Fiji FIJ Siotabe Kubu
9 Fiji FIJ Kirtesh Prasad
10 FW Fiji FIJ Joel Shelvin Prasad
11 MF Fiji FIJ Ilisoni Lolaivalu
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 FW Fiji FIJ Ashneel Raju
13 Fiji FIJ Melvin Reddy
14 DF Fiji FIJ Akemi Ralulu
15 MF Fiji FIJ Ilisoni Tuinawaivuvu
16 DF Fiji FIJ Antonio Tuivuna
17 MF Fiji FIJ Lekima Gonerau
18 FW Fiji FIJ Ravnesh Karan Singh
19 DF Fiji FIJ Taniela Waqa
20 Fiji FIJ Napiloni Qasevakatini
21 Fiji FIJ Bimal Chand
22 GK Fiji FIJ Asaeli Batikasa

Youth squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Fiji FIJ Mohammed KHAN
9 Fiji FIJ Mohammed RASASA
10 FW Fiji FIJ Rajiv SHARMA
11 Fiji FIJ Mauzim KHAN
12 Fiji FIJ Isacc SAHAYAM
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 Fiji FIJ Nathan HUSSAIN
16 Fiji FIJ Aminisitai BULUI
18 Fiji FIJ Melvin MANI
19 Fiji FIJ Rohan NATH

Personnel

Current technical staff

Position Staff
Head coach Fiji Ronil Lal
Assistant coach Fiji Ravneel Pratap
Team manager Fiji Nilesh Lal
Youth team coach Fiji Alvin Chand

Source:[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ "FIJI FA District Affiliates".[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ 2011 Courts IDC final – Fiji Times
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