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President Khan laid to rest

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Former Tavua Masters president Sher KhanFormer Tavua Masters president Sher KhanFORMER Tavua Masters Football Association president Sher Khan passed away on Friday at the age of 80.

Khan had been in ill-health for some time.

Under his leadership Tavua won the Fijian soccer league’s 2005 Knockout tournament.

As a staunch supporter of the sport, Khan was behind the formation of a committee of football know-hows that hosted the first ever Muslim Battle of the Giants soccer tournament in 2002, which was played for the late Ali Jan Cup.

Nadi beat Suva 4-1 in the grand finale.

The committee liaised with the then president of the British Columbia Muslim Sports Association, late, Chris Khan.

It was also a first in the history of the fraternity that a group with alderman Khan organized an eventful weekend long tournament with free food, beverages, kids’ packs and entertainment for the fans.

The committee’s insight drew insurmountable praise from every spectrum of the Muslim community.

Khan commanded a lot of respect, held strong views about the organizations he served and his contributions were significant.

Khan's families and those who were privileged to know him are brimming over with wonderful memories.

His son Zarim Khan served as the president of the BCMSA, he was first elected in 2013 and served the mandatory term.

Khan was laid to rest on Friday at the Vedder View Gardens in Chilliwack, BC.

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