Navua football president calls for assistance for players

Navua football reps Mannav Permal (left) and Taniela Rakariva beside one of the bins prepared during the food drive. Picture: SUPPLIED

The Navua Football Association is doing all it can to assist its players during this COVID-19 lockdown period.

Majority of the players in the Navua team rely solely on football to help feed their families.

Team president Rajeev Prasad said after the last round of the Digicel Premier League matches, he was paying players from his own pocket but that could not last for too long.

“I have service stations and also run a rental company but during this pandemic, my businesses have also been affected badly. Sales figures are at an all-time low,” Prasad said.

He said a food drive was organised last week but that did not turn out too well.

“We organised a food drive but the response wasn’t too good and that is still ongoing,” he added.

Prasad is calling on Navua football fans based overseas to come on board and help him support the team during these hard times.

“I’ve been with the team for nearly seven years now and right now, I need the support from the people to help my players.”

After a slow start, Navua recorded a win and a draw in their last two matches, which saw them on the seventh spot with five points on the DPL ladder.

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