|Patel and supporters. pic FBC|
Patel won convincingly with 43 votes to Prasad's 10.
Sheik Ibrahim retained his Northern Division seat, Yogeshwar Singh won the southern vice president’s seat while Jitendra Kumar and Tarunesh Reddy are now the new vice presidents from the Western Division.
But the victory wasn't without its drama: according to reports the voting got off to a bad start when Fiji FA chief executive Bob Kumar told delegates Prasad was not eligible to contest as his nominations were filled by the secondary schools soccer association. Voting settled the argument and Patel was ushered in on a huge margin.
Meanwhile, more woes for the former Fiji FA president, Sau Khan, with the Idependent Legal Services Commissioner John Connors ruling the disbarred lawyer cannot apply for a practicing certificate for 10 years.
Khan (pictured right) has been found guilty of nine counts of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct and is to surrender his passport on his return to Fiji.