THE Navua soccer team will be fighting against time to get players back to the required fitness level for remaining rounds of the Vodafone Fiji FACT.
Navua Football Association president Gopal Naidu told Times Sport his players had broken camp as they did not expect the remaining games to be played this weekend.
He said the members of the team had also consumed alcohol as they needed rest from training.
"They had been training for the Fiji FACT for three weeks and needed a break," Naidu said.
"When it was earlier announced that the tournament had been postponed, the players broke camp," he said.
"They went out had a break and consumed alcohol and their fitness has dropped within the past three days."
He said the team rejoined camp yesterday and would be aiming to get back into shape for the game.
"Just a small break is enough to lose fitness and we only have two days to prepare now and we cannot get back the fitness of two weeks in just two days.
"The players needed a break too and they got it and now it's back to training for them."
Naidu said players would do the best they can to prepare for their remaining games so they could qualify for the semi-finals.
"The players will cope with whatever they can but they will go out there and try to qualify for the semi-finals.
"All we will need is the backing of our supporters to continue backing the team and try and come to Ba and cheer for us while we play," he said.
The next round of the Fiji FACT will be played at Ba's Govind Park from this Friday.