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Drug use worry Fiji FA

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, October 13, 2017

THE Fiji Football Association plans to start a program at the Senior Division and Youth level to educate players about the use of drugs.

This is after two more players tested positive during the random drugs test on day two of the Courts Inter District Championship.

Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf said they were concerned about the use of drugs especially in the senior division.

Yusuf said they would seek expert help.

"We will start the drugs education process in the senior division and youth level," he said.

"We will get some experts to talk to the players and let them know what drugs can harm them and how drugs can affect their performance.

"Once the tournament is completed we will do an analysis as to where the problem area is.

"Which district has the most problem and we will go there and help them out."

One player tested positive on day one.

Yusuf said another 32 tests were done on Wednesday.

"Again from the senior division we found two positive results," he said.

"So they are suspended indefinitely and they will appear before the disciplinary committee.

"We are concerned that this is happening in the senior division. The education process was done with the premier division teams and we have a clean slate of players so far.

"But the tests will continue and we are determined eliminate the illegal drugs from football in Fiji."

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