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PNG Football Association: Busy Competition Schedule for 2018

Papua New Guinea Football Association will have a busy competition schedule for the year 2018 with a number of international meets, including the bi-annual FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

However, on domestic front, the National Soccer League takes precedence as the top-tier soccer competition in the country says PNGFA Football Association President, John Wesley Gonjuan.

The inclusion of seven teams in the National Soccer League Competition was confirmed today by PNGFA Senior Vice president John Wesley Gonjuan.

Despite the 2017 season not ending with the finals play-off, Gonjuan said this season will draw out the best in all participating teams with the level of competition expected to reach another height.

The top two teams in the NSL competition will earn a spot in the OFC Champions League.

While the NSL kicks off the football fever in the country, on the international scene other events such as the national U17 youth tournament, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup and the OFC Women’s Nation’s Cup is locked in for PNG’s participation.

Meanwhile, the official NSL draw and game format will be announced tomorrow at the PNG Football Association Head Office in Port Moresby.

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