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Vodafone now sole sponsors of Fiji soccer

The lead partner of the joint sponsors of Fiji Football Association (Fiji FA), Vodafone Fiji has confirmed that CJ Patel has taken a decision to discontinue its sponsorship with Fiji FA.  The Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Fiji, Mr.Rajnesh Prasad in a press statement confirmed that CJ Patel has pulled out of their sponsorship deals […]

Peni Shute

February 6, 2016 11:32 am

The lead partner of the joint sponsors of Fiji Football Association (Fiji FA), Vodafone Fiji has confirmed that CJ Patel has taken a decision to discontinue its sponsorship with Fiji FA. 

The Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Fiji, Mr.Rajnesh Prasad in a press statement confirmed that CJ Patel has pulled out of their sponsorship deals with the Football association.

Yes, we can confirm that CJ Patel has taken a decision to discontinue its sponsorship with the Fiji Football Association.  It is purely a business decision and we fully respect their decision which is taken in the best interest of their business.

Vodafone Fiji has confirmed that in the interim, it will take over all the properties currently allocated to CJ Patel under the sponsorship deal and be the sole sponsors of Fiji FA.  The Chief Marketing Officer has confirmed this saying “it is business as usual for Fiji FA.

Vodafone Fiji has effectively replaced CJ Patel for the sponsorship properties that were allocated to CJ Patel.  Accordingly, the National Football league, which is scheduled to start in a week’s time will now be known as Vodafone Premier League.

This is an important year for Fiji FA with the Vodafone U23 playing in their first ever Olympic Games and we would like to ensure minimum disruption to Fiji FA programme to ensure a successful outing for our Olympians”.  The CEO of Fiji Mr. Bob Kumar also confirmed the change in sponsorship and thanked CJ Patel for their contribution to the development of the sport over a number of years and wished them well in the business.

Mr. Kumar also praised Vodafone Fiji for taking the additional burden of the sponsorship upon them so that the planned activities of Fiji FA were not affected in any way.

This is a critical year for Fiji FA as we play in the first ever Olympic Games.  We would like most sincerely thank Vodafone for taking over CJ Patel’s part of the sponsorship so that Fiji FA’s activities were not affected in any way.

Vodafone Fiji also confirmed that a number of business houses have shown interest in taking over the sponsorship of Fiji FA properties in partnership with Vodafone.

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