The Fiji Times

Fiji FA takes heed of Government’s call

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As you all know the recent announceme­nt by the Prime Minister of Fiji Voreqe Bainimaram­a on the protocols in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, Fiji Football Associatio­n has postponed all its events for 14 days.

Fiji FA fully supports the precaution­ary measure put in by the authoritie­s to fight the deadly disease and for the safety of everyone we have deferred all our events for two weeks.

All competitio­ns including the Digicel Premier League, Senior League, Women’s Super and Senior League, Boys and Girls youth leagues, Futsal League have all been deferred.

The Fiji FA grassroots developmen­t programs have also been placed on hold at all venues.

Round seven of the Digicel Premier League has been postponed to the weekend May 8-9 which will be just a week away from the Digicel Fiji FA Cup Tournament which will be played at ANZ Stadium in Suva from May 14.

The safety of players, officials and the entire football family remains our priority and everyone should comply with the protocols in place. We have decided to keep our offices open as normal but under very strict COVID-19 protocols. Staff will be at the gate to do temperatur­e checks and sanitising before anyone is allowed in and the gym at Ba will remain closed for the next 14 days.

We have also closed all the academy grounds to avoid public gathering. The Fiji FA Board of Control meeting scheduled for April 24 is postponed to Saturday, May 8 as well the council meeting scheduled for Sunday, April 25 is now postponed to Sunday, May 9.

The disciplina­ry meeting scheduled for April 22 is differed to possibly May 6. The B Licence coaching course which is to be held at the Ba Academy will be decided by today by our medical commission team based on the advice from medical authoritie­s.

The pool draws of the 2021 Digicel Fiji FA Cup Tournament (Fiji FACT) is expected to be done on April 30 in Suva.

Let’s get together and be responsibl­e citizens and follow all the guidelines imposed by the Government to fight the deadly disease. Let’s do it for our own sake, our families and our country.

(Nadi FC) (4) Shameel Rao (Ba FC) (19) Apisai Smith (Navua FC) (15) Osea Vakatalesa­u (Nadroga FC)

1 (20) Alfred Tahir Ali (Navua FC) (10) Vineet Chand (Navua FC) (16) Shahil Dave (Suva FC) (15) Etonia Dogalau (Ba FC) (9) Bruce Hughes (Rewa FC) (15) Waisake Navunigasa­u (Suva FC) (7) Darold Kakasi (Ba FC) (6) Ramzan Khan (Suva FC) (2) Rahul Krishna (Nadi FC) (16) Amani Makoe (Nadroga FC) (21) Melvin Mani (Labasa FC) (13) Samuela Nabenia (Rewa FC) (10) Savenaca Nakalevu (Ba FC) (7) Dave Radrigai (Lautoka FC) (14) Akeimi Ralulu (Labasa FC) (2) Marika Rawasoi (Lautoka FC) (9) Abbu Zahid (Ba FC) (4) Josua Tawake (Nadi FC) (12) Tevita Waranaival­u (Rewa FC)

1 Own goal (6) Thomas Dunn (Navua FC)

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