As reported recently by New Zealand Football, the ISPS Handa Premiership 2019/20 season was concluded. The top-tabled side Auckland City was crowned the national champions, having Team Wellington as 2nd while Waitakere United and Eastern Suburbs complete the top-four. The decision was taken due the COVID-19 threats that are concerning worldwide football federations.
New Zealand Football also set public a list of indications to its football coommunity, stating that all community football has been postponed until 2 May. The conclusion of the national league – ISPS Handa Premiership – is one of the decisions taken by the government body to protect players and people involved in the football activities in the country.
The league was interrupted with still two matches remaning for each of ten-teams in the process. As normally, the playoffs would take place after the conclusion of the regular season – the premiers, the winners of the regular season, would seal a spot at OFC Champions League 2021 as the national champions. According to NZF, due this exceptional change, the first and second places in the at the moment in the league granted a berth in the next regional tournament, confirming so Team Wellington is back to the OFC Champions League after not taking part of the competition in this year.
Myer Bevan was the golden boot winner of the season, as the Auckland City striker scored 15 goals in the season. Dane Schnell of Waitakere United and Martin Bueno of Eastern Suburbs followed him in the process. To see the final standings and complete results of the season, visit our session of the ISPS Handa Premiership.