J. D. Maharaj

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Jitendra Durga Maharaj (died December 2006) was a 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]

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 in December 2006.[4]

In October 2009 he was awarded the Fiji Olympic Order by the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee.[5]


  1. ^ "Battle of the Giants Tournament History". Fijilive. December 27, 2006. Archived from the original on April 28, 2007. Retrieved December 27, 2006.
  2. ^ "History of the Oceania Football Confederation".
  3. ^ "Oceania U-20 World Cup 2001 Qualifiers".
  4. ^ "Ba's Men in Black rule". Fiji Times. 31 December 2006. p. 26 – via EBSCOHost. it was a sad note with former Fiji soccer administrator Jitendra Durga Maharaj better known as JD passed away last week.
  5. ^ "Maharaj receives Olympic Order". Fiji Times. 25 October 2009 – via EBSCOHost.