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Stands closure hurting football


Stands closure hurting football

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INDEFINITE CLOSURE of the stands at the National Stadium is a big body blow to local football.

President of the Barbados Football Association (BFA), Randy Harris, said the decision by the Minister of Sport, Stephen Lashley, will affect both international and local football.

Harris told NATIONSPORT in an exclusive interview that his association was now in a quandary about staging the return leg of their second round World Cup qualifier against Aruba in June.

The games are to be played between June 8 and 14 with the Dutch territory slated to host the first game. However, it is the return leg that’s causing the BFA headaches in light of the recent decision to prohibit patrons from using the stands because of safety concerns.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.