|PRASAD: Looking forward to victory and World Cup qualifiers. pic Jet Community newspaper|
It looks like the regime is trying to take control of Fiji soccer, even as it admits it stuffed up big time with Fiji rugby.
The new, unknown candidate in the Fiji Soccer elections (FFA) for Fiji soccer presidency is one Shailendra Prasad, the corporate affairs manager with Vodafone.
Prasad is backed by Aslam Khan, the CEO of Vodafone.
Word to Coupfourpointfive is that the regime is backing Prasad against the current vice president Rajesh Patel.
Shailendra Prasad is the former Coco Cola employee who was terminated from Coke after he wrote off a company vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
He was immediately hired by Vodafone thanks to the recommendations of his close buddy, Pradeep Lal, who happens to be Vodafone's chief operating officer/financial controller.
It is believed Shailendra Prasad has been campaigning for the presidency by travelling to various districts using Vodafone funds under the pretext of official Vodafone business.
The Fiji FA Annual General meeting starts at 6 o’clock tonight with the election of the President and four Vice Presidents.
Fiji Village is reporting today the former Fiji FA President, Samshud Dean Sahu Khan, is supporting Shailendra Prasad, who is campaigning under the umbrella Wheels for Change.
Prasad has told Fjii Times he expects to win and that his team has mustered 95 to 97 per cent district support. And he says if he wins one of the first things he'll be doing is getting the FA ready for the World Cup qualifiers.
Prasad confident of victory
Prasad denies Sahu Khan support