THE top eight teams that will feature in the Fiji FACT this year will be decided by the end of March.
Fiji FA vice-president and National Football League (NFL) chairman Sheik Ibrahim said they wanted to complete the opening round of the league before deciding on the teams.
He said while it was too early to predict the outcome, there were a couple of teams that needed to work hard to lift their performance.
"Looking at the performance of teams in the first two rounds, Savusavu and Nadroga need to pull up their socks if they want to play in the Fiji FACT and keep their places in the super premier division," Ibrahim said.
"But it's early stages of the competition and anything can happen just like Labasa, they lost badly in the opening round and came back in the second round to secure a good standing."
Ibrahim said they had played more than 20 Fiji Sun/GP Batteries NFL matches so far.
He added they would host matches in the weekdays to accommodate the cancellation last year because of Tropical Cyclone Evan.
"We will play right throughout until the end of March where we expect to finish with the first round of the league," Ibrahim said.
"We are impressed with how things have been running so far and I want to thank the public for their support.
"Also people who criticise should come up with solutions to the problems they think hinder the development of soccer in the country."