FORMER Suva soccer coach Bimal Prasad may be the next head coach of the Nasinu Football Association.
Association vice president Ravinesh Murti told Times Sport they had offered Prasad the job and were waiting for his reply.
Prasad played for Nasinu in the late 1980s and the early 1990s and had coached Nasinu in 2009.
The position has been filled temporarily by players of the team since Allen Jesoni resigned earlier this month.
Murti said a good and experienced coach is vital for the team as they prepare to play in the Courts Inter-District Championship next month.
He said the district had capable players but needed the right guidance to take the team to the tournament. "Players like Uliasi Tamanisau and Jovilisi Rara had voluntarily taken up the coaching position for a while but they are unavailable because of work commitments," Murti said.
"And we have offered the job to Bimal Prasad and are waiting to see if he accepts the conditions and is satisfied with our offer or no," he said.
Nasinu has been unbeaten in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League premier division competition and only lost on protest and Murti said he wanted the winning run to continue.
"We have a good set of players and we have signed Ronald Ram and former Suva goalkeeper Azmat Begg for this season.
"We just need a proper coach to guide and train the team and to bring up the fitness level of the players and we want to win the premier division of the IDC."
The Association has put on hold their local league final to prepare for the IDC.
"We had like seven players in Friends and one in Waste Recycles and we don't want them to play and injure themselves before the IDC so we will have the local league final after the IDC," Murti said. The IDC will be played from October 10 to 14 at Govind Park in Ba.