THE Fiji Football Association has urged districts to be transparent and honest when it comes to competitions this season.
This is because the governing body wants to minimise the number of protests lodged because of wrong information submitted.
Fiji FA chief executive Bob Kumar said they received a lot of protests last season, most of which were just shots in the dark.
He said in order to minimise the issue, they had increased the protest fee and are also advising districts not to cheat.
"Firstly the protest fee been increased to $250 because of the high number of protests we received last season and of those close to 90 per cent were not genuine," Kumar said.
"Also, we are urging districts to use registered players for their games and not to cheat when filling out the team list," he said.
"We have received cases where unregistered players or suspended players are used for games under other names."
He said winning by protest does not look good and districts should try and win the games on the field like good sportsmen.
"We are trying to avoid unnecessary protests and this would only be possible if the teams do not cheat on field and on paper.
"Protests kill the spirit of the games and does not look good so please, do not cheat."
Meanwhile, Kumar has also asked districts to follow the schedules set by Fiji FA and not ask for postponements during the Fiji Sun/ GP Batteries National Football League.
"Already the league has been delayed by a few weeks because of Cyclone Evan and we don't want it to be further disrupted during the season.
"That is why we are urging all districts to play their games as scheduled and not ask for postponement because we have set a deadline and we don't have time to for postponements.
"We are hoping to finish the league by April and this would only be possible if all districts cooperate and play the games as scheduled," he said.
The National Football League kicks off tomorrow.