Head of the LOC, Noel Wagapu, said that as they are the traffic jams experienced between 11:00 – 4:00pm may cause problems with match timing for the tournament.
need for matches to kick off on time is especially important for this
competition because we have live television coverage for service providers
inside and outside the region. If matches are delayed due to the traffic jam
then will be disappointment for everyone and this is something we do not want
to see happen,” Wagapu said.
explained that his committee has considered this anticipated this problem and
are working closely with the Royal Solomon Islands Police for solutions.
best possible solution for this likely problem is for the police to provide
escorts for team travelling to attend matches. We have informed the police of
this and we are confident that this will solve the problem,” Wagapu said.
LOC is calling on the public to ensure that they extend common courtesy to
buses carrying teams and to allow them to pass through on their way to the
stadium. Without this support from the public the goal of kicking off matches
on time may not be achieved.
think we have a general responsibility to ensure that this tournament is
successful. I call upon all drivers to respect the police escorts and share a
smile with the teams as they pass by,” Wagapu said.
Pool matches for the OFC nations cup tournament are set for 12:00n and 15:00pm kickoffs. The finals will kick off at 11:00am and 15:00pm.
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