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PNGFA Competition calendar set for 2018

The opportunities for regional glory will be rolling in thick and fast in 2018 after PNGFA signed off on the competition calendar this month.

The National Soccer League, our country’s top domestic soccer competition will get the year’s events underway in January while the 11th edition of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup will close out the calendar in December.

The MA’s Domestic Competition kicks-off their pre-season in February followed by OFC Champions League with Group A in Vanuatu, Group B in Tahiti, Group C in New Zealand and Group D in Solomon Island.

The top two from each pool will advance to the quarter finals in April with the finals scheduled in May.

In between these two events will be the PNGFA MA’s Domestic Competition season proper kicks off in April.

Once again PNGFA will revive the youth tournament with the National U17 Youth Tournament scheduled in June followed by Besta FA Cup Regional Qualifying tournament from 01-31 July.

The OFC U-19 Men’s Championship will be hosted by the Federation Tahiti Football from 04-18 August in Papeete.

The Besta FA Cup finals in September while at the same time, the OFC U-16 Men’s Championship will be taking place in Honiara from 08-22 September.

PNGFA Member Associations ends their season proper on 29 September and Women’s National League returns to the calendar in October 15 after five year hiatus.

The National Soccer League 2018- 2019 season kicks off in November 10 and will end the year with round 6 on December 15.

The final event on the calendar is the OFC Women’s Nation’s Cup which for the first time is a compulsory tournament and will feature a Qualifying tournament.

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup final competition will be held in late-November/early-December with two nations having submitted bids to host.

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