NAVUA football is likely to lose a key player in the new season.
The Reds mid-fileder Rajnil Chand is in New Zealand to play in a few tournaments including the Pacific Cup showdown.
The former national rep could extend his stay with a two-year offer on his plate to play in the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Utility player Chand has been a prominent member of the Navua side featuring well alongside Jesoni Takala in mid-field as they drew all their pool games against Nadi, Suva and Nadroga at the recent Inter-District Championship.
"He is set to play for Suva at the Pacific Cup," said Chand's Combine Brothers club official Eddie Fong Toy.
"He has been given an offer to play some club football in New Zealand and it's likely that he will take that."
Chand, who comes from a soccer family in Rovadrau, was part of the Navua side that won the 2008 and 2009 Fiji FACT and the 2009 IDC.
Three of his four other brothers have also represented Navua - Vineet, Monit and Rohit Chand.
All four were in the starting line-up when Navua, using all homegrown players, stunned soccer followers with a decent run at the 2012 IDC where the side won all their four pool games and only lost to home team Ba through a goal in the second spell of extra-time.
Chand's absence means Navua will miss a very talented footballer when the 2013/2014 National Football League season kicks-off this Sunday.
The Reds play Lautoka in their opening game at Nadi's Prince Charles Park as game one of a double header — the second being the Ba-Nadi fixture.
At the ANZ Stadium in Suva, it's Rewa versus Nadroga and Suva against Labasa.
Last year, Navua struggled in the NFL and only pulled away from the dreaded relegation zone late in the season with wins over Nadroga and Tavua.