July 08, 2021
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Football behind closed doors says Yusuf

Fiji Football Association chief executive Mohammed Yusuf says football activities might take place behind closed doors.

Yusuf in an exclusive interview with FijiLive said if the players are fully jabbed and that the government approves their plan, then football can take place without fans.

“We did put up some plans and have worked around like resuming our football competitions without fans and that will be behind closed doors. We have already surpassed nearly three months without football competitions and we did make some amendments in our calendar.”

“I think football without fans is just another way to have the competitions running and also it will avoid crowding so that the virus doesn’t spread. The field will only see the two team players, three officials from each team and the referees together with the health team.”

“This is something we saw the overseas football competitions doing and it’s what we also planned out. We understand that fans would be eager to see their teams play but the best thing we can do now is to just stay at home and avoid movement while we wait for the response from the government,” Yusuf added.

Meanwhile, 90 per cent of footballers around the country have received their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine.

By Romeka Romena  

 


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