THE Lautoka Blues will appoint a new coach on Tuesday and straight away the team goes into training for the 2013/2014 National Football League season.
The LFA had a fruitful meeting with patron Babu Rattan Deo, managing director of Shop and Save Supermarket, who intervened to help map out a new path and plan for the side.
The Blues had a disastrous Inter-District Championship as hosts finishing in their pool with only a draw.
"That's the first time since the inception of the Lautoka FA that we recorded a single point," Lautoka FA president Shalend Prasad revealed.
"It was embarrassing for me, the players and the fans. We were badly let down this year.
"We only managed to qualify for the final in the BOG but could not even make the semi-finals in the other two tournaments."
Prasad had indicated straight after the IDC that he would step down as president at the next AGM but Deo, a former sponsor of the Blues, asked him to take the district through to January before a decision is reached.
"There will be lots of changes in structure in terms of team management with some former officials coming in to help out," Prasad said.
Prasad said a meeting would be held on Tuesday at 9am to appoint a new coach with the team going straight into training at 10am at Natabua High School ground. The NFL starts on November 10.
Meanwhile, the Oceania Football Confederation is one of three sports organisations which has been nominated for Sports Federation of the Year in the prestigious Peace and Sport Awards, according to the FFA.
Peace and Sport is a non-profit organisation based in Monaco which uses sport as a tool for peace-promotion and peace-building for communities in vulnerable conflict prone areas.
The nomination recognises excellence from a sport federation project which contributes to the development of social integration and peace through sport - which for OFC is the highly successful Just Play Programme.