The National, Friday 19th April 2013
THE Telikom National Soccer League games in Port Moresby will now be played at the Bisini Soccer Grounds.
That follows an agreement with the Port Moresby Soccer Association for the use of the grounds for the remaining national league season in Port Moresby.
National soccer league development manager Chris Brown said the Bisini grounds complied with FIFA regulations in terms of size and the NSL would be working with PMSA to ensure the grounds were playable.
“The preparations for the 2015 Pacific Games at the Sir John Guise Stadium and the Digicel signage issue with the Port Moresby Rugby League ground have forced the TNSL to seek an alternative venue,” Brown said.
“We are grateful to the PMSA for making the Bisini venue available.”
Brown said it would mean that FC Port Moresby would host Welgris FC from Western Highlands at Bisini on Saturday.
Riding on the successful 3-0 win over Besta PNG last weekend, the Reginald Davani-coached team should give the Western Highlanders something to think about.
Welgris are under the watchful eyes of Robert Upaiga. They have been playing good football but could not complete their set of play.
FC Port Moresby has good midfielders in Michael Foster, Roniel Igens, Max Sengum plus strikers in Alwin Komolong and Neil Hans.
With veteran Robert Popat injecting some coaching tips, FC Port Moresby will certainly rise and be the team to reckon with.
In Lae, big brother, Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC will clash against Besta United at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium.
Besta, embroiled in allegations of players being drunk on a flight from Fiji, will want to prove that they are no easy beat. They will be out to make sure Gigira Laitepo cries after the match.
Gigira Laitepo must win this match to stay in contention.
Gigira then will play Eastern Star on Tuesday at PNGFA Football Academy Oval at 11-Mile outside Lae City.
In Kimbe, West New Britain Tavur will host NC Civil Oro FC in Kimbe.