THE Fiji Football Association has cancelled the opening round of the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League.
The decision to call off the games — scheduled to be played at Subrail Park in Labasa and Churchill Park in Lautoka this weekend — follows a warning that Tropical Cyclone Evan may hit Fiji this Sunday. "Please note that due to the current weather warnings in place Fiji Football Association has decided to call off the opening round of the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League," Fiji FA chief executive officer Bob Kumar said in a statement issued last night.
A decision on whether the 2012 Pillay's Garments Champions League will be played this Sunday will be made later.
"At the moment the Ba-Suva clash 4pm at Govind Park will still go on as scheduled this Sunday," Kumar said.
Travelling team Navua, which was to leave for Labasa this morning, welcomed the Fiji FA's decision to call off the games.
"It's a wise decision by the Fiji FA considering the welfare of the players which is paramount," Navua team director Ravin Chand.
"Our boys had trained hard for two weeks and were raring to go but in situations as such we must obide by the rules which we welcome and we praise Fiji FA for the decision."