Replies to Media ● Jan 29, 2021
FAS response to media query on restart of amateur competitions
“The amateur football fraternity is an important part of our ecosystem, and with 2020 a barren year for them due to the pandemic, we acknowledge the need to get them back to the field this year. With the pilot done last year with the SPL resumption, we are confident to now put forth plans for the amateur competitions, including for the COE, Women’s and SFL teams in 2021.
“From the feedback received from our engagements with them, we are currently formulating modified small group activities and competitions, including 4v4 competitions which would allow our amateur players to return to action albeit in a modified format of play. The planned programmes will strictly adhere to any prevailing safety measures in place and the necessary regulatory approvals will be sought to continue having our stakeholders’ health as the utmost priority.”
– FAS General Secretary Yazeen Buhari