WHILE its performance in the premier league may have been a great disappointment, the Savusavu Soccer Association is now focused on preparing a good team for next week's IDC.
Association president Mahesh Charan said players in the area had lost interest in soccer, as there were no games during league competition.
"We will be sending a team to the IDC but we do not know how the team will perform," he said.
Former association officials Jabid and Ali Hussein have also voiced their concern at the recent poor performance of the team.
Former team president Jabid said the side's performance had declined over the years.
"I was approached with my brother (Ali) to give some direction to the side in 2006 after the Fiji FA decided to relegate the Savusavu team for poor performance," he said.
"Since then we have worked together to lift the team's image after being selected by the officials to take charge of the side.
"Savusavu has been affiliated to Fiji Football Association since 1959 and after 50 years of struggle in the premier ranks, marked a new beginning in 2006 as it won a spot in the super premier division."
Former Savusavu team coach Ali said the team managed to win 26 points in the super premier division after beating major teams such as Labasa, Ba, Tavua and Nadi in 2006.
"Our leadership and guidance of the side ended after other team officials began to openly revolt against our leadership with some encouraging players to boycott training.
"We believe that if the team has to resurface, then the personal agendas of officials must be put aside. The players' welfare needs to be a priority and the attitude of officials need to change.
"The side has many promising players but their talent is never exposed properly at league level."
Responding to Ali's concerns, Charan said Savusavu was always looking for guidance and assistance and that they would be happy to work with Jabid and Hussein to improve the side's performance.