Fiji FA starts distribution of food rations

Lautoka goal keeper Benaminio Matainaqara receives his food ration from Fiji FA President Rajesh Patel. Picture: FIJI FA/SUPPLIED.

The Fiji Football Association started its food distribution for footballers who have been affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fiji FA President Rajesh Patel presented the first batch of food rations to the Lautoka players today.

“A survey was conducted with strict criteria to identify the footballers whose livelihood were affected because of zero football activities since late April,” Patel said in a statement.

“We will only assist those players who were fully committed and totally depended on football as their only income,” Patel mentioned.

The Vice President and Deputy Chairman of the Fiji FA Finance Committee Aiyaz Musa will spearhead the distribution in the Western division with assistance from Naziah Ali Krishna and Jitendra Kumar.

Fiji FA added the Southern division distributions will be headed by the four Board Members Ravin Swamy, Jitendra Reddy, Yogeshwar Singh and Susan Wise.

Fiji FA will roll this out in phases to all the eight Digicel Premier League districts and the six Digicel Women Super League districts this week.

This will be followed by all Viti Levu senior men’s and senior women’s teams next week after thorough verification is done.

 

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