October 14, 2021
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Patel urges districts to be vigilant

Fiji Football Association President Rajesh Patel is urging districts and fans to be extra vigilant as Digicel Premier League (DPL) is set to resume next Sunday.

Patel said the resumption of football is building excitement however, people must not forget that the Covid-19 measures are still in place.

“This was one of the most awaited moments for the teams and fans to have football back in action and we are ready to kick off next Sunday with three exciting matches and three different venues,” Patel told Fiji FA media.

“I would like to make it very clear to the teams and the fans planning to witness the DPL matches that Fiji FA team will be very strict on the covid-19 and return to play protocols and there will be no leeway as far as entry to the matches is concerned.”

“CareFiji app and vaccination cards are non-negotiable for entry. If you do not have a smartphone, you must carry a valid photo ID which will be checked at the gates.”

“Vax-check tools will also be accessed at the gates where the vaccination cards will be verified as only fully vaccinated players, officials and fans will be allowed.”

“Stadiums will be accessible at a 70% capacity and social distancing to be followed at all times.”

He is also urging everyone to fully comply with the measure to avoid any disruptions to the matches.

“Everyone needs to be fully compliant and if there will be a breach of any protocols by the teams and fans, the team in concern will lose the rights of hosting matches.

The Unique Rubber Stamp Suva FC will host Online I.T Solutions Ba FC at ANZ Stadium, Rewa will take on Esy Kool Nadi while Navua will battle Moshin’s Insulation Nadroga.

All matches are scheduled to kickoff at 3pm.

By Romeka Romena  

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