THE Fiji Football Association is yet to hear from Ba regarding their intention to pull out of the Pacific Cup in New Zealand next month.
Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel revealed yesterday that they had not received anything in writing from Ba.
Ba was one of four teams chosen after the Courts Inter-District Championship to represent Fiji at the Pacific Cup in New Zealand alongside Labasa, Nadi and Suva.
However, Ba president Rishi Kumar was quoted in a local media report saying they had opted out as there was a need for them to rest their players.
It is understood that Ba wants to focus on the O-League and national league. Kumar could not be contacted yesterday.
"There is no confirmation to us yet from Ba that they have withdrawn," Patel said yesterday.
He said they would have to pick another team should the Men in Black pull out.
Times Sport understands that Ba may have a change of heart and could still travel.
However, if they pull out, Lautoka will be top bet to replace them considering their grand final appearance at the Battle of the Giants.
Meanwhile, FFA chief executive officer Bob Kumar has thanked everyone who supported their IDC celebrations where numerous former national, district players and officials were honoured with medals as the national football body reflected on its 75th year of existence.
"I would like to thank our sponsors for the celebration Vodafone, Courts and Shop N Save. 75 years is a long time and the people who have contributed a lot towards football needed to be honoured. It is our way of saying thanks to them," Kumar said.
Nadi Football Association's Ajneeta Lal took top honours at the Fiji Football Association 75th year platinum celebration carnival.