The Northland Tailevu men and women footballers received a timely assistance from Fiji Football Association (Fiji FA) today.
Fiji FA started assisting the senior division footballers, last month, affected by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The distribution started with members of the Nasinu FC and Lami FC (both men’s and women’s) which was followed by the rest of the teams in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
Team player Ryan Chand thanked Fiji FA for its generosity.
“Fiji FA has never failed on its social obligations and on behalf of the players, I would like to thank president Rajesh Patel and the entire football body for thinking about the players from the senior division as well who are going through a lot of tough times during this pandemic.
The Bhawani Daya Arya College student said it was a timely assistance.
“We are five in the family and my dad is a taxi driver and his income has been heavily affected and this assistance from Fiji FA will bring some relief for my parents as this will last for more than a month,” said Chand.
Northland Tailevu senior women’s rep Terevini Waqa said she did not expect this huge assistance from Fiji FA.
“I didn’t expect these but this is a boost for my family as we all are going through difficult times as my parents are currently without job,” said Waqa.
“I would like to heartily thank Fiji FA for supporting us when we are really in need.”
The players who are outside the border will receive their rations tomorrow at the Logani border.
To assist the country moving forward, this assistance is only forwarded to our registered and vaccinated players as eventually only vaccinated players would be allowed to play when the season resumes.