2020 Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League

NSL cleared to start on August 8

The National Soccer League board has acknowledged the announcement made by the State of Emergency (SOE) controller, David Manning, for the competition to resume.

In a letter sent to NSL secretariat on Tuesday, Manning stated that the competition continue during lockdown but provided the protocols are clearly laid out and followed.

Manning said, COVID-19 transmission in NCD alone is increasing at a very alarming rate and it poses a real threat to PNG.

NSL awaits SOE Controller approval

All matches will be played behind closed doors.

NSL acting manager, Dimirit Mileng, said the competition will resume under strict guidelines and restrictions and will continue during the lockdown period.

“We have put together a submission to the SOE Controller and are waiting for his approval to start next weekend,” said Mileng.