Football

Women Reps Receive Rations At The Border 

“We have seen that Fiji FA has gone to other districts to assist players who were affected by the second wave of the pandemic, which is very much appreciated,”
17 Jun 2021 19:18
Women Reps Receive Rations At The Border 
Akisi Soroavoli receives her food rations at the Logani border in Tailevu on June 16, 2021. Photo: Fiji FA Media

The Fiji Football Association continues to assist men and women players around the country.

After reaching out to more than 100 footballers in the West last week, the Fiji FA team led by vice-president, Yogeshwar Singh, yesterday distributed food rations to the Rewa and Tailevu/Naitasiri players at the FoodCity Warehouse in Manoca, Nausori.

According to Fiji FA Media, a total of 57 players received the assistance.

A parent, Senivalati Tokolau, whose daughter Wati is a Tailevu/Naitasiri women’s rep, thanked Fiji FA for the great initiative in assisting the players.

“I thank Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel, the board and staff for providing us with this timely assistance,” said Tokalau.

He said it was a blessing for his family.

“We stay in the village and at the moment we are struggling to get groceries and this help from Fiji FA is a huge relief for us.

“We are going through a difficult time and I understand what Fiji FA is doing is something that will bring smiles to many families.”

Eseta Vonotabua, another Tailevu/Naitasiri women’s rep, was happy with what she received from Fiji FA.

“We are really thankful for the food ration because it has been nearly two months now and we have been struggling,” she said.

Rewa women’s coach Usaia Tadu praised Fiji FA for the generosity shown to footballers across the country.

“We have seen that Fiji FA has gone to other districts to assist players who were affected by the second wave of the pandemic, which is very much appreciated,” the former Rewa midfielder said.

“Most of the players are dependent on football as their only source of income and the current situation players are not getting enough money to feed their family.

“On behalf of Rewa Football I thank Fiji FA for the kind assistance.”

The Fiji FA team also reached out to three players living along the Logani border.

The players Ana Nakauvukivuki, Adi Vika and Akisi Soroavoli were delighted to receive their food rations.

An emotional Soroavoli said it was a relief to receive the groceries.

“I didn’t expect anything to come to us as we were in the lockdown, but I was surprised to receive a call instructing me to come and pick my food ration at the border.

“We have been facing a lot of difficulties in the lockdown and this food ration will help us contribute to our family’s daily meals. I thank Fiji FA for the kind gesture,” she added.

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