Papua New Guinea: National Soccer League restart confirmed despite capital city’s lockdown

The most important football league of Papua New Guinea, the PNG National Soccer League, is scheduled to restart this weekend – two cities will host all remaining National League matches due COVID-19 restrictions – but one incident put the restart of the matches in an uncertain position: a lockdown was imposed in capital city Port Moresby as a new wave of infections restarted in the country.

Despite the difficult scenario, in a meeting between NSL Board and PNGFA (Papua New Guinea football association) that happened yesterday (28th Jul) it was confirmed by reliable sources that it had been decided league will restart this weekend as previously schedule.

Hekari United players celebrate a goal scored against Tusbab Stallions for NSL – PNGFA Media

Despite the good news, the fans will not have the possibility to support their teams in person in the two venues that will host the remaining matches of the season. It was agreed between all parties that no crowd will be allowed in the stadium – but the competition remains as it was previously schedule.

The national league will have five matches this weekend in Port Moresby and Lae. You can see the full schedule for the resumption of PNG NSL by clicking here.

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