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Big demand for tickets: Yusuf

There is a huge demand for tickets of today’s Vodafone Fiji FACT 2018 semifinals clash at Churchill Park in Lautoka. This forced the Fiji Football Association to start the tickets
03 Jun 2018 11:00
Big demand for tickets: Yusuf
Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohamed Yusuf

There is a huge demand for tickets of today’s Vodafone Fiji FACT 2018 semifinals clash at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

This forced the Fiji Football Association to start the tickets pre-sale on Thursday.

This was confirmed by Fiji FA chief execu­tive officer Mohammed Yusuf.

“Yes there have been a lot of calls from fans wanting to buy the tickets so we decided to start the pre-sale on Thursday,” he said.

“The ticket prices are $15 for pavilion A, $10 for pavilion B and $5 for embankment while for child under-12 is $4 on pavilion and $2 on embankment.”

Meanwhile, Yusuf has rubbished claims made by some fans on social media that Fiji FA deliberately moved the semifinals to Lautoka.

“Let me clear the air that Fiji FA had no choice after inspecting the field at Ratu Cakobau Park due to the adverse weather condition and Nausori Town Council could not use machinery as the field was boggy so we had to move the tournament elsewhere,” Yusuf said.

“We tried other venues but it was either booked or closed for maintenance. The ANZ Stadium is closed for international rugby matches, Lawaqa Park is hosting rugby, league and Prince Charles Park has been booked by Government while Subrail Park and Govind Park are closed for main­tenance. Hence Churchill Park was only available for Sunday as it is booked for rug­by on Friday and Saturday.”

Yusuf said they had no choice but to host the semifinals today and the final at a later date.

“We are doing our best to finish the tour­nament because of our other commitments which the fans should understand. It is not money making as some fans think,” Yusuf said.

He had warned fans to avoid putting nega­tive comments on social media.

“I urge fans to avoid commenting on social media as Fiji FA will not be taking things lightly especially on any unnecessary com­ments.”

The first semifinal will be played between Labasa and Nadi at 1pm while Lautoka face Rewa at 3pm in the second semifinal.

– Fiji FA Media

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