FIJI Football Association vice-president's nominee Arvind Datt wants to see a change in term for elected office bearers.
The Ba man believes this will help the growth of the game with new faces and new ideas being floated in on a regular basis.
"If elected as the vice president, I will try to convince the executives to bring in necessary changes in the constitution so that the term for the elected office bearers of Fiji FA shall be restricted to a minimum two terms of four, a total of eight years," businessman Datt said in a statement yesterday.
"A vice president can go on and fight an election for presidency and if successful would be able to spend two terms as president. Which means if a person completes (his or her) term as vice-president and president, (he or she) would have spent 16 years at the elected position.
"Now that is a long committed service to soccer."
Datt said the intention was to empower and give opportunities to a wider group of people and soccer enthusiasts to participate and get elected to the Fiji FA administration.
"This will continuously bring in new people and new ideas. This will in a way keep the interest alive among soccer administrators around the country — that they stand real chance to get elected as there will be automatic eliminations after two terms."
Datt will contest the vice-president's post (South) at the FFA Annual Congress in Lautoka next Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Iqbal Khan continues to pursue legal action against Fiji FA regarding his nomination for vice-president's position (West).
Acting for him, Iqbal Khan and Associates on Thursday wrote to the Fiji FA yesterday seeking clarifications on the validity of Khan's nomination submitted by Navua Football Association.
"We are informed and verily believe that your office (FFA) has advised that Mr Khan's nomination cannot be valid because Navua FA cannot withdraw their nomination which they had made earlier," they wrote. They sought a response failing which they would take the matter to court.
FFA chief executive Bob Kumar said "the issue of validity of the nomination is an internal matter to be determined by the FFA" and referred the matter to the parent body's lawyers.
Having asked for time to respond on Thursday, Samuel K Ram Barristers and Solicitors, acting for FFA, wrote back to Khan's lawyers and stood by the FFA's stance.
"The Fiji FA will decide the validity of the nomination," they said, before adding that the FFA were disappointed that Khan had made statements to the media "alleging misbehaviour" on their part.
"These allegations are baseless and bring disrepute to Fiji FA and the game of soccer."
They go on to say that "(Khan's actions) may affect his eligibility as a candidate for a prestigious body like Fiji FA".
Khan's lawyers said the criticism of their client going to the media was shocking and queried if they (FFA) would go on to suspend everyone who came up with constructive criticism to help lift the image of the game locally.
"Because you may be aware that the Prime Minister (Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama) criticised and crucified your clients running of Fiji Football Association publicly at the Fiji FACT this year," they wrote back.
"And furthermore, our client's democratic right to speak freely without fear and victimisation is protected by the 2013 Constitution of Republic of Fiji and therefore he is entitled to express his views of the affairs of Fiji soccer."
The FFA's lawyers said if necessary, their client would seek directions from FIFA on the matter to which Khan's solicitors has threatened to take legal action if he doesn't get the response he wants by midday Monday (October 7.
The election is for three vice-presidents positions.