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Police to be involved if only Fiji FA lodges complaints

January 31, 2019 8:18 pm

The Fiji Police force will only get involved in weeding out drug users amongst Fiji footballers if the association lodges a formal complaint.

This follows a statement made by Fiji Football Association Chief Executive Mohammed Yusuf regarding player’s suspension after being tested positive for drugs.

Fiji FA Chief Executive Mohammed Yusuf says the increased drug use amongst football players is a concern for the Association.

Yusuf says they are ready to assist police should they require information regarding players using drugs.

However, Police Spokesperson Ana Naisoro says they cannot proceed with the legal investigation unless a formal complaint is registered with Police.

“We are not in a position to be dictating on what a certain governing body does or whatever any other organization does. We respect their decision but at the same time, we have to make a plea that if it’s something against the law then they need to work with Police so we can nip it in the bud. We are certainly not in a position to dictate on what a body does on their own but if the law is impacted in a way that they need to let us know.”

Fiji FA has revealed that two women footballers are suspended following a positive drug test last weekend during the Women’s Inter District Championship.

This follows the nine Under-23 players who were also suspending for using drugs.