Ba F.C.

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Ba F.C.
Ba FC Logo.png
Full name Ba F.C.
Nickname(s) Men In Black
Founded 1935
Ground Govind Park
Ba, Fiji
Ground Capacity 13,500
League National Football League
2016 1st

Ba F.C. is a Fijian association football team playing in the premier division of the Fiji Football Association competitions. It is based in Ba. They are nicknamed Men in Black. Their home stadium is Govind Park. Their uniform is black shirt, black shorts and black socks.

History[edit]

The Ba FC came into existence with the formation of the Ba Indian Football Association in 1935. This was due to the efforts of educationist, Ami Chandra[1] and support from the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, which owned a large Sugar Mill in Ba. By 1940 there were four teams playing in a local league, with more clubs joining in the 1950s. The football team took part in a league organised by the Northern District Association in which teams from the north west districts of Viti Levu. When the Fiji Indian Football Association was formed in 1938, Ba was one of its initial members. In 1962 the Fiji Indian Football Association changed its name to the Fiji Football Association and the Ba Indian Football Association changed its name to the Ba Football Association so players of all races could play with the Ba FC. The team is currently sponsored by 4R Electric.

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017 OFC Champions League

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Fiji GK Shaneel Naidu
Fiji MF Avinesh Suwamy
Fiji MF Meli Codro
Fiji DF Manasa Nawakula
Fiji MF Ronil Kumar
Fiji DF Suliano Tawanakoro
Fiji FW Samuela Nabenia
Fiji DF Patrick Ralulu
Fiji FW Abbu Zahid Shaheed
Fiji FW Mavileko Nakama
Fiji DF Praneel Naidu
No. Position Player
Fiji DF Remueru Tekiate
Fiji FW Amena Bolaitamana
Fiji DF Josefati Neibuli
Fiji FW Saula Waqa
Fiji MF Malakai Tiwa
Fiji MF Narendra Rao
Fiji MF Laisenia Naioko
Fiji DF Jonetani Newa
Fiji GK Josaia Ratu
Fiji MF Malakai Rakula
Nigeria FW Sanni Issa

Youth squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Fiji GK Misiwani Nairube
2 Fiji GK Ratu Yavala
3 Fiji DF Praneel Naidu
4 Fiji DF Jope Masibalavu
5 Fiji DF Sakaraia Naisua
6 Fiji DF Rupeni Rabici
7 Fiji DF Josefa Koroi
8 Fiji DF Suliano Tawananakoro
9 Fiji DF Maikeli Ketewai
10 Fiji MF Manasa Nawakula
No. Position Player
11 Fiji MF Narendra Rao
12 Fiji MF Ravnit Chand
13 Fiji MF Jonetani Buksh
14 Fiji FW Mohamed Mobeen
16 Fiji Shaneel Naidu
17 Fiji Waisea Yavala
18 Fiji Avneel Kumar
19 Fiji Paulo Buke
20 Fiji Saula Waqa
21 Fiji Junior Shazil

Staff[edit]

President
Fiji Rishi Kumar
Secretary
Fiji Iliyaz Khan
Vice Presidents
Fiji Rakesh Sharma
Fiji Rajesh Kumar
Fiji Rynal Kumar
Fiji Ashwak Ali
Fiji Rosy Akbar
Coach
Fiji Imdad Ali
Manager
Fiji Arvind Singh

Achievements[edit]

1977, 1979, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
1961, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2015
1979, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
1991, 1997 (shared by Labasa), 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
  • Champions versus Champions Tournament: 17
1993-2006, 2008, 2011, 2012

Note: No football tournaments were held in 1987

Performance in OFC competitions[edit]

Best: Finalist in 2007
1987: Third place
2005: Preliminary round
2007: Finalist
2008: 3° in Group B
2009: 3° in Group B
2012: 3° in Group A
2013: Semi Final
2014: Semi Final

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIJI FA District Affiliates". 

Bibliography[edit]

  • M. Prasad, Sixty Years of Soccer in Fiji 1938–1998: The Official History of the Fiji Football Association, Fiji Football Association, Suva, 1998.