OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas said Janeman’s loss would be keenly felt throughout the region.
“Our thoughts are with Farouk’s family and with everybody connected with football in Fiji.
“Farouk served Fijian football with distinction throughout a long and illustrious career as a coach of age-group national teams and clubs and most latterly as Fiji FA Technical Director,” Nicholas said.
Janeman was in Auckland, New Zealand, just two weeks ago for the FIFA/OFC Development Seminar and was excited to be part of the group furthering Fiji’s football interests and those of the wider Oceania Football Confederation community.
OFC President David Chung also paid tribute to Janeman and said his passing was a tragic loss for Fiji and Oceania.
“Farouk Janeman has been a permanent fixture in the Fiji FA and Fijian football for a long time and it will be difficult for many to comprehend his passing.
“More importantly we must remember Farouk’s family who are coming to terms with their own loss. Farouk will be sorely missed,” Chung said.
Farouk Janeman made his name as a player with Ba as captain of the side that defeated Rewa in the IDC final in 1976.
He scored the decisive goals in two further IDC victories over Suva in 1977 and Labasa in 1976.
Janeman was a full Fiji international for 11 years and remained active in coaching at the South Pacific Games in Samoa 2007 with the Fiji women’s team.