8 Oct 2007

Fiji Football president says he's disgusted over New Zealand's treatment of team

3:28 pm on 8 October 2007

The Fiji Football Association President, Dr Sahu Khan, has expressed outrage that the Fiji side has had to delay its trip to New Zealand for its Oceania World Cup qualifying match against the All Whites in Auckland on Saturday.

The Fiji side was supposed to leave Nadi this morning, but were still waiting to get their visas from New Zealand Immigration in Suva.

Dr Khan says Fiji FA President Doctor Sahu Khan says he is disgusted by the delay.

"When we had agreed to accommodate FIFA and Oceania Football, we were supposed to play New Zealand in November, then of course we all assumed that everything will be okey and then we agreed, and we are disgusted with the New Zealand government, I think they are just trying to make things difficult for the Fiji national team."

Meanwhile, the New Zealand government has issued a statement saying that they are considering the visa applications and a decision is expected soon.