NADI will miss the services of three key players when they clash against Navua in the National Football League this Saturday.
Out of the team are Fiji under-20 players Napolioni Qasevakatini, Rusiate Matirereqa and veteran Ratu Veresa Toma.
Matirereqa and Qasevakatini are part of the national squad preparing for the upcoming Oceania Football Confederation U20 play-offs next month.
The Fiji Football Association has decided not to release the U20 players for district duties until after the play-offs.
Matirerega and Qasevakatini have impressed for the Jetsetters in the NFL and are joint top goal scorers in the competition. Ratu Veresa, on the other hand is on automatic suspension after picking up two consecutive yellow cards.
Nadi Football Association president Navneeda Gounder said the trio's absence would be felt upfront, particularly against Navua who were always a threat to them.
"The Navua team will be out to stop our unbeaten run. They are a good team. For us it is another game where we will not treat our opposition lightly."
"The coaches have mapped out a winning combination. The loss of the Fiji U20 will make some difference as both players have a lot of pace."
"But we have Ajesh Narayan who has been starting off the bench. The morale of the players is high."
"There is a lot of support pouring in. Former players are lending a helping hand during training. Right now Nadi soccer is like a family unit."
Meanwhile, the NFA local league competition will kick off at Prince Charles Park on Sunday with 24 teams booked in the competition.
The super premier division has 16 teams while eight are in the premier division. Gounder said they were negotiating with a few business houses to sponsor the competition.
DCA Sports and Malolo Transmitter represented the district during the Kriz Signs National Club Championship western playoffs last year.