A few senior Lautoka soccer players are likely to face the axe ahead of the Courts Inter District Competition next month after trying to incite a revolt against Lautoka Football Association president Shalendra Prasad during his absence.
The players signed a petition before the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League game against Suva calling for his resignation earlier this month.
After going down to Suva 0-2, Prasad upon his arrival into office, sent a total of 20 players and the team management home including interim coach Lambert Sarju.
Prasad said the players did not have the mandate to call for his removal.
He said after investigations, it was revealed that a few senior players had initiated the move.
Prasad said these senior players had misled the others.
"A lot had transpired during my leave of absence," Prasad said.
"The players were training two sessions per day. But results they produced was not on par. There were draws against Navua and Ba. We lost to Suva and Nadroga. Due to these results we dropped out of contention for the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League title.
"After the 20 players were given their letters, many have come back and apologised in writing. It is sad to see the senior players trying to disrupt the team.
"We will get the genuine players back to training from this week. But they will come with no strings attached. We will not settle for any demands as LFA is going through a tough time financially.
"We are trying very hard to look for sponsors for the upcoming IDC. If the council members decide that there needs to be a change within the LFA, then they will call for a special congress. Some people within the LFA are not playing their part. The local league has not been staged for more than a month."
Meanwhile, accredited coaches and some former players from overseas have volunteered to guide the Blues team for the IDC at their own expenses.
The coaching position will also be discussed during the council meeting at 5.30pm at the Churchill Pak canteen.