National Soccer League

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Lupari said many clubs have withdrawn from the competition because of lack of sponsorship.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