THE clauses of the Fiji Football Association statute relating to the residency of the president and secretary have been amended.
Now the president and the secretary will only be entitled to hold the positions if they are bona fide residents of the area.
Clauses 13.5 and 13.6 have been amended in the statute.
Clause 13.5 now reds: A person shall not be entitled to hold the position of president or secretary of any member association, district association or full member unless that person is a bona fide resident of the administrative district, town, city, province or a defined boundary recognised by Fiji FA to which the said member association, district or full member belongs.
Clause 13.6 now reads: For the purposes of these provisions a bona fide resident means a person who ordinarily lives, resides and works within the administrative district, town, city, province or a defined boundary recognised by Fiji FA.
These changes have been made to solve the problem of remote control as previously a few secretaries and presidents of district associations resided in other districts making communication difficult.
Fiji Football Association acting president Sheik Ibrahim said many areas were neglected when the presidents and secretaries of district associations resided in other districts.
He said the lack of club games was one of the major issues.
"In some districts the secretary and presidents resided in other districts whereby there is lack of communication," Ibrahim said.
"The local league games have been neglected in these districts and also development."