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Sports Minister Awaits ‘Drug Report’ From Fiji Football Association

“Till today this has been only an allegation but that does not mean we will sit on it. We have asked the Fiji Football Association to investigate and give us a full report. We have been assured by the Fiji FA that the report will be given to us by the end of this week,”
12 Feb 2019 10:10
Sports Minister Awaits ‘Drug Report’ From Fiji Football Association
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Youth and Sports Parveen Kumar and Opposition MP Niko Nawaikula outside Parliament on November 27, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

The Sports Minister Parveen Bala will receive a report in regards to the allegations of drug abuse by football players.

This was after 9 Under-23 players were allegedly tested drug positive while in camp preparing for the playoffs last month.

Fiji Football Association has not revealed details about the drugs allegedly used.

Mr Bala said Fiji Football Association has assured him they will hand over their final report by Friday.

“Till today this has been only an allegation but that does not mean we will sit on it. We have asked the Fiji Football Association to investigate and give us a full report. We have been assured by the Fiji FA that the report will be given to us by the end of this week,” Mr Bala said.

“The report will then be given to the Fiji National Sports Commission to follow the report by the Fiji Football Association.”

Mr Bala adds drug abuse in sports is a serious issue which needs to be solved.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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