TWO player transfer windows in a year is not helping the development of soccer in the country, says veteran sports administrator Arvind Singh.
Singh, who is the Ba team manager, said Fiji Football Association needed to narrow it down to one in a year.
But Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said they were following the FIFA regulations, which had two player transfer window per year.
Singh said when a player moves to a district, he needed time to adapt to the style and tactics of that team.
"When a player moves from one district to another, they need time to adapt. The reason we see players not functioning well because they don't get adapted well," Singh said.
"I think two transfer windows in a year is a big downfall in soccer. We should have at least one so players get time to understand each other and hence develop their skills."
Navua team coach Ramesh Chandra supported Singh's sentiments. Chandra said coaches were working with development programs which needed time to produce results.
"But when a player leaves midway that program and joins another district with a different development program in place, he is unable to fit anywhere," he said.
"Some manage to adapt well but many are left struggling."