THE Tavua Football Association executives have revolted against president Shalend Roy seeking his resignation after the release of several top players from the district.
Yesterday, Tavua fielded a make shift team in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League against Rewa at Garvey Park.
Surprisingly the home team came out victors 3-0 over the ten men Delta Tigers.
Lovneel Pratap and Jonas Naceva were amongst the big names missing from the Tavua line up.
After the win TFA secretary Mohammed Isaaq Khan said Roy had released the players without their knowledge.
He said the executives had taken control of the team.
Khan said the TFA annual congress would be held this Saturday to sort things out.
"I have spoken to the Fiji FA chief executive officer Bob Kumar on the issue," Khan said.
"There is a dispute between Tavua Football Association and Roy."
"He told me that he would not be here for the game against Rewa as he knew very well that none of the regular players would play and we would be in for a thrashing. But we proved otherwise.
"Tavua Football Association doesn't have any money. But with the help of a good fried Mohammad Rizwan we managed to field a team. We were looking for players at 10pm on Saturday and really struggled to make a team.
"The players who played today had been rejected before. Some of them had not represented the district for more than a year."
Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel has warned the TFA executives that strict action would be taken if proper procedures were not followed.
He said Roy cannot be removed by the executives as he was duly elected. "If Tavua want then they will need to elect an ethically right person," Patel said.
"They will need to check the past criminal record of the person. This is stipulated under the FIFA law regarding ethics. We will be very strict on that."
Efforts to get a comment from Roy proved futile as his mobile was diverted last night.
Meanwhile minnows Tavua upset Rewa in front of over 100 fans.
The visitors were reduced to ten players when goalkeeper Epeli Loaniceva collided with striker Amit Abinesh Kumar in a one on one situation in the 24th minute. Zoheeb Alfaaz came on as the substitute goalkeeper with striker Savenaca Nakalevu being sacrificed to the bench.
Saula Matarai opened Tavua's account in the 45th minute. His 30 metre pile driver stunned Alfaaz with the ball sailing over his head to the back of the net.
Tavua led 1-0 at the break. The home team doubled the advantage in the 47th minute through
Samuela Nabenia. Lasarusa Saucoko made it 3-0 in Tavua's favour in the 54th minute as the Rewa defence crumbled.
The loss is a setback for Rewa as the side prepares to defend the upcoming Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants title.
Rewa had the services of Peniame Drova, Marika Rodu, Kelepi Qaqa and Epeli Saukuru.