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The Fiji Football Association will be losing more than $1.8 million (US$781,000) from the postponement and cancellation of its major income-generating tournaments.
The COVID-19 outbreak has had a financial impact on the sport.
Fiji FA Chief Executive Mohammed Yusuf said they will now rely on the assistance from the world and regional football bodies.
“All our anticipated income of $1.8 million is not going to come, no tournament, no matches, no sponsors going to pay anything and in anticipation of that, we are relying on the FIFA and OFC fund to take us through”.
Yusuf said they are fortunate that new national coach Flemming Serritslev’s salary has been taken care of by the Fiji National Sports Commission.
The Fiji National Sports Commission has given their assurance that Fiji Football National Coach, Flemming Serritslev’s salary is covered under the current financial year.
The Danish national who signed with Fiji FA earlier this year is contracted for the next three years.
Commission Chair Peter Mazey said they are still deciding with Fiji FA regarding Serritslev’s package.
“We do have funding for him whether it is to the extent of his contract, whether Fiji Football have signed with him, that I am still not sure of. So I am just waiting for Fiji Football on what their arrangements are.”
Serritslev replaces Christophe Gamel who resigned in August last year.
SOURCE: FBC SPORTS/PACNEWS
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