Foot­ball fam­ily mourns Rusima

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Fiji Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion is sad­dened to learn of the sud­den death of for­mer Na­tional and Nadi rep Akariva Rusima. Rusima died on Tues­day April 5, 2016 and will be buried to­mor­row at 11am. Fiji FA pres­i­dent Ra­jesh Pa­tel said Akariva would be missed by the foot­ball fam­ily in Fiji and abroad. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his fam­ily who will have to go through this dif­fi­cult phase,” Pa­tel said.

“We have lost a great man to­day. “One who had foot­ball in his heart. “He im­mensely con­trib­uted to­wards the devel­op­ment of foot­ball in Fiji and leaves be­hind a legacy which many of us would only dream of ful­fill­ing.

“Akariva has left a long last­ing legacy. He was a true son of Fiji soccer and was an in­spi­ra­tional to many in Fiji and abroad. “On be­half Fiji FA board mem­bers and foot­ball fam­ily I wish to ex­tend our deep­est con­do­lences to his fam­ily,” he said. Rusima is sur­vived by his wife and five chil­dren. Source: Fiji FA

The late Akariva Rusima

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