J. D. Maharaj

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Jitendra Durga Maharaj was a well-known Fijian sports administrator.

He had been mainly involved with the Fiji Football Association, holding positions of Secretary and Executive Director of the Association. He is credited with the introduction of the Battle of the Giants soccer tournament in 1978.[1] He was also responsible for the introduction of the Fiji Football Association Cup Tournament (Fiji FACT) in 1991.

Other positions that he held were:

  • chef de mission of the Fiji team to the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games
  • South Pacific Games Chief Executive 2003
  • Treasurer of Oceania Football Confederation from 1990[2]
  • Match Commissioner of the Oceania U-20 World Cup 2001 Qualifiers[3]

He died on 24 December 2006.[4]

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