The Fiji Times
Fiji FA stops all football
ALL Fiji Football Association events for the next 14 days has been postponed, this was confirmed by chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf.
Yusuf said in view of the Honourable Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s address on Monday, we wish to confirm that all football events for next two weekends had been postponed.
“The Digicel Premier League, Digicel Women’s Super League, Digicel Senior Men’s and Women’s League, Digicel Boys
Nadroga’s Paulo Buke and Lautoka’s Afraz Ali battles for possession during their match in the Digicel Premier League at Churchill Park in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND and Girls U19 and U16 Youth League and the grassroots development program have been put on hold for next 14 days,” said Yusuf.
Yusuf said they would start the competition on the May 8-9 weekend.
“We hope things get better and then we’ll resume our competition on the weekend of May 8-9 which is just a week from the Digicel Fiji FACT,” said Yusuf.
“We are thinking of completing the first round of the Digicel Premier League just before the week of the Digicel Fiji FACT.
“We don’t want to risk any players because of the recent outbreak so we have taken the precautionary measures and the government’s advice.
“We want to urge all the players and officials to take precautions.
“Thus, the games will be played later we can’t risk the lives of any player or official,” said Yusuf.
Yusuf confirms the national men’s and women’s squad camp was also given a break.
“Our offices will be open as normal but under very strict COVID-19 protocols. Staff will be at the gate to do temperature checks and sanitising before allowing anyone in,” said Yusuf.
He confirmed that the gym in Ba would be closed for the next 14 days.
“The academy grounds will also not be available to avoid public gathering,” he said.