26 clubs await NSL board approval

With two more weeks left before the National Soccer League kicks off, twenty-six franchise clubs have been endorsed by the NSL management and are waiting for the Board’s approval.

Eight franchises are confirmed to participate for the Southern Conference, seven franchises for Northern, five franchise for New Guinea Islands and Highlands has six.

“PNGFA/NSL Management has acknowledge the twenty six franchises and it’s now for the NSL Board to give the final approval and endorsement of which teams will take part in the 2019 season,” said NSL manager Leslie Babaga.

However, the deadline for Expression of Interest has been extended to Friday 18 January for clubs to finalise their EOI for submission while the competition will commence on Saturday January 26th, with a soft launch on January 25th.

The NSL is expecting six teams from NGI and Highlands respectively while there are likely to be eight teams participating in Southern while Northern Conference will have seven.

The eight teams confirmed for the Southern Conference are Southern Strikers FC, Hekari United FC, Eastern Stars FC, Port Moresby United FC, PRK Gulf Komara FC, Central United FC, FC Bougainville and Star Mountain FC.

Northern Conference (Momase) has seven teams and they are Toti City FC, Morobe United FC, FC Morobe Wawens, Besta PNG United FC, Lahi FC, Markham FC and Tusbab Stallions FC.

Highlands has Aporro Mai FC, Enga Laima FC, Kagua Erave FC, Mt Hagen FC, Blue Kumuls FC and Simbu FC while New Guinea Islands has West Tribe FC, Admiralty Peliou FC, Chebu AROB FC, Radazz FC and Talasea FC.

Press release