National Soccer League

Govt to give support to NSL

The grant will be used for administration purposes to pay for rentals, staff salary and other logistics.

NSL board chairman Isaac Lupari confirmed that he will be signing an agreement with the PNG Sports Foundation regarding the annual grant.

Lupari said they will officially make the announcement once all the paper work is completed and all approvals have been processed through the government system.

“This is one way of the government coming forward to support NSL for the first time as they see the importance of soccer.

New NSL format to encourage more participation

TNSL board hopes that at the conference level they will encourage more clubs to participate and then build the competition to the next level.

Board member and PNG Football Association general secretary Dimirit Mileng said there’s a lot of talent  in the grassroots competition and in the PNGFA sanctioned competitions.

He said these young talents need to be exposed at the semi-professional level.

“By playing in the conference format, we are not downgrading the level of competition but generating a competitive environment.

NSL franchise clubs urged to manage funds properly

TNSL Board chairman Isaac Lupari said it is the responsibility for franchises to manage their funds so they can attract sponsors and last long in the competition.

Lupari said many clubs have withdrawn from the competition because of lack of sponsorship.

As advised by the TNSL Board with endorsement from PNG Football Association, all franchise teams will be responsible for travel and accommodation costs out of the normal regional competition.

“Our policies drive clubs to take ownership.

12 teams confirmed for National Soccer League season

For the first time, the competition will be played in a two tier format consisting of the zone conference league and the national league competition.

The 12 teams will play round robin matches for ten weeks in the Southern Conference and Northern Conference.

The Southern Conference comprises clubs from the Southern region and Northern Conference comprises of Momase, New Guinea Islands and Highlands regions.

Teams in the Southern Conference are Hekari United FC, Rapatona FC, Erema FC, PS Huawei FC, Port FC Moresby and Welgris FC.

NSL to announce teams for upcoming season next week

NSL match commissioner Simon Kama said from the 13 franchise clubs that have shown their expression of interest, only ten teams will be selected.

The ten franchises that will be granted approval must meet all the criteria set by the NSL board.

Criteria include that the franchise clubs must be incorporated as a company and be registered with IPA and there is to be no conflict of ownership.

Clubs must either have their home ground or demonstrate their ability to have their own ground within three years.

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