By Skola Sengi – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby
After a success launch last week, the Telikom National Soccer League encountered its first hiccup of the season.
The double-header scheduled to be held in Port Moresby was deferred as a result of the “non-availability” of the venue proposed to host the matches.
In an interview with NSL Events Manager, Simon Koima said, “We apologise for that. And we sincerely apologise to the franchise clubs who have been preparing for that. But it’s beyond our control and we are working around the clock to rectify it.”
When asked if the matches will be played as wash-out matches, Koima said, the matches are classified as deferred matches and will not be played as mid-week matches as done in previous seasons. And will go ahead as soon as they get the technical issues sorted out.
The season will span over 14-weeks and will end in May, a month before the staging of the Pacific Games.