DFA gets police approval to restage knockout final

Harlem F.C and Bath Estate F.C on the field at Windsor ark Sports Stadium. Photo credit: Clyde Jno Baptiste

The Dominica Football Association (DFA) has been given the green light by the police to stage the final game of the  Recovery Knockout Cup on Sunday, November 22, 2020, from 3 pm.

According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the DFA, Gerald George, at a briefing on Friday with DFA officials, representatives of the police force and health authorities, the following conditions were agreed upon: health protocols to be observed, body temperature to be taken, hands to be sanitized, social distancing to be observed, and wearing of mask upon entry at the stadium and during the game.

About 13 minutes into the final game between Harlem F.C and Bath Estate F.C on Sunday 15th November, the authorities called off the match due to several breaches of the COVID-19 protocols by spectators.

Strictly adhering to the protocols, law enforcement has decided to have no more than 199 persons present at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS) where the game will be held. That figure will include, players and coaching staff of both teams, match officials, DFA officials and staff, security, media and vendors.

The number of spectators allowed at the games has increased to 100, however, those individuals would need to purchase their ticket at the DFA office as no tickets will be sold on the day of the match.

Speaking to Dominica News Online (DNO) recently, President of the DFA Glen Ettienne encouraged football lovers to adhere to any guidelines put in place by the authorities to ensure the safety of all.

The match can be viewed on the DFA Facebook page, Flow channel  105, Digiplay channel 3, VBN  youtube channel, and Dominica News Online (DNO) and will be carried live on the Dominica Broadcasting Service (DBS) and Kairi FM.

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