Admiralty confirm withdrawal, says PNGFA


Admiralty Peliau yesterday confirmed that they would not compete in the National Soccer League this year, as the franchise owner — the Manus government — had decided not to renew its sponsorship, according to the Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA).
The news comes days after Madang FC confirmed that they would not participate in the semi-professional competition this season.
Meanwhile, the deadline for expressions of interest is today, with the season set to kick off on Jan 26 in the Southern and the Northern (Mamose) conferences.
The New Guinea Islands and the Highlands conferences are expected to start a week later, according to PNGFA.
Teams: Southern – Southern Strikers FC, Hekari United FC, Eastern Stars FC, Port Moresby United FC, Star Mountain FC, PRK Gulf Komara FC, Central United FC, FC Bougainville; Northern – Toti City FC, Morobe United FC, FC Morobe Wawens, Besta PNG United FC, Lahi FC, Markham FC, Tusbab Stallions FC, Laiwaden FC; New Guinea Islands – West Tribe FC, Chebu AROB FC, Talasea FC, FC Radazz, NBPOL Greengold Liners FC; Highlands – Aporro Mai FC, Enga Laima FC, Kagua Erave FC, Blue Kumuls FC, Mt Hagen FC, Simbu FC.