June 25, 2021
Navua coach Amit Prakash says player and family safety comes first for the district during this pandemic.
Prakash said although the Southerners are not able to meet and train together as a team, they have requested their players to continue with personal training.
“Yes, we want our players and their families to stay safe, especially a time like this when the COVID-19 pandemic is scattered around. We don’t allow any of our players to meet and train although we know that meeting and training is at a different level when compared to personal training.”
“It’s also sad to say that this pandemic has dragged us a long way but we have to remain focused and prepare for the next match when football resumes. Last we played was in April and now it’s June and we haven’t met our players on the field,” Prakash said.
He also mentioned the Navua FA is trying its best to help players who are impacted by the pandemic.
“The best thing we can do now is continue with the training at home and we are keeping the daily record of the players also. We have been in contact with them and also understand that for some players football is the only source of income.”
“The Association has been very generous and helped the players out their way. We are still trying to get things together so that when the league resumes players are fit and get started from where they left.”
“Our next match is against Nadroga and in order to beat them we have to start the preparation earlier and this is the time for players to reflect on their past performance and work on the areas they lacked,” he added.
The bottom of the table clash between Navua and Moshin’s Insulation Nadroga will take place when sporting activities resume in the country.
By Romeka Romena