THE 18 players suspended by the Labasa Football Association (LFA) remain on suspension until after the disciplinary committee meets.
The suspension came into effect after the Inter-District Championship in Ba two weeks ago.
This was after it was revealed Labasa players refused to play in their last pool game against Nadroga on Saturday, October 13.
LFA interim secretary Nilesh Lal said the players demanded money and even resorted to blackmail to get money out of the association.
This was before they beat Nadroga 3-0 as they bowed out of the tournament in pool stages despite being the defending champions.
He said since the players were notified of their suspension, some came forward to apologise.
"Some players came to us and told us that some other players and officials had forced the rest of the players to get involved," Lal said.
"The players told us that they were not directly responsible but came to be involved because they did not have any choice," he said.
"But despite what they saw now, the suspension remains and only after the disciplinary committee meeting on Saturday, will we decide on the next step."
He said many players were hard to locate as they were scattered all over the country after the IDC.
"We will have to call all the players together and then carry out investigations to find out who or what instigated this rebellion by the players," Lal said.
Lal also confirmed Labasa will take part in the Pacific Cup in New Zealand next month and they will use their senior players after resolving the suspension matter.
Initially he said they will use their under 21 players as they had played in the finals of the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National U21 League competition earlier this year.