SOCCER will be Papua New Guinea’s first major sport to get its top tier domestic competition underway in 2018 with the National Soccer League set to kick off next week.
The National Soccer League board has decided to reschedule the start of the competition from Jan 6 to the 13th to give enough time to the clubs to prepare.
The country’s top domestic soccer competition has confirmed seven teams participating in this season.
They are Toti City Dwellers (formely known as Lae City Dwellers), Madang FC, Besta PNG United FC, Buang FC and newcomers FC Morobe Wawens, Southern Strikers and FC Momase.
PNGFA Senior Vice President John Wesley Gonjuan confirmed that the competition will kick off on Saturday 13 January 2018 with one game played in Madang, one in Lae and one in Port Moresby.
“The registration for the competition will be closed on Friday and an official press conference will be held in Port Moresby to announce the draw and the format for the 2018 NSL season,” Gonjuan said.
“The competition is set to start and we are excited to see new teams taking on the challenge and we welcome them.”
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