This was a worry raised by Papua New Guinea Football fans in Honiara over the weekend after PNG’s lethal striker Tommy Semmy was said to have missed a few games with his new Solomon Islands club due to paper work delays.
Fans are questioning why there is a prolonged delay in clearing of papers for Semmy to play for Marist FC in the Solomon Islands Soccer League.
In a post on social media yesterday, a fan urged the Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) to shed light on the delay as fans in Honiara have been questioning Solomon Islands Football Federation as they can’t wait to see Tommy in action.
Attempts to get comments from the PNGFA office after numerous calls failed.
However, from the Hekari FC sources, they said the PNGFA management has sent Tommy Semmy’s International Transfer Clearance (ITC) to a New Zealand club which the Marist club found out about and forwarded it back to the Hekari United FC management to verify.
This has caused the delay of Semmy taking the field with Marist FC since the season started two weeks ago.