Melanesian nation boasts a strong historical association with football

Fiji have long been thought about a pioneering nation in the Pacific offered their status as the 3rd Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) member to contend in FIFA World Cup ™ qualifying, preceded only by Australia and New Zealand.

Increased advancement in the area has seen a levelling of the playing field among OFC’s island nations over the past twenty years. Nevertheless, Fiji are seeking to re-establish their former pre-eminence with a concerted concentrate on grassroots football and associated facilities.

A modern-day technical centre – the nation’s 3rd – is presently being constructed in Labasa. The task even has the support of regional hero Roy Krishna. The Labasa-born Krishna is perhaps the finest known player to come out of the Pacific in the last few years and was named the Australian A-League’s finest player in 2019, before relating to iconic Indian club ATK Mohun Bagan.