EIGHT franchises confirmed for this year’s semi-professional Telikom National Soccer League, including reigning champions Hekari United have yet to pay their affiliation fee of K75,000.
NSL chairman John Kapi-Natto said the fee had remained the same this year as decided by the NSL board.
He said the only concessions that had been made had been the extension of the deadline for payment from Sept 3 to Sept 30.
Up until the Independence anniversary week, no payments had been received.According to the competition manager Edward Tauloi, there are eight teams that have nominated and accepted to take part in this season’s NSL competition.
They are Hekari United FC, Eastern Star FC, University Inter FC, CMSS Tigers FC, Gelle Hills (Port Moresby) FC, Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC, Lae University and Besta PNG United FC.
The season to scheduled to kick off on Oct 31.
Meanwhile, PNGFA are inviting member associations to send their select sides to contest the national Under-20 men’s soccer championships in Madang .
Selections from the championships would be drafted into the newly established Besta PNG United based at the PNGFA academy.
PNGFA general secretary Dimirit Mileng said the players selected must show proof of age.
He added that the championships will be held in Madang from Sept 24-27 and all teams wishing to take part must pay their expression of interest fee of K50.
The nomination fee for the championships is K350 but member associations must pay K300 into the PNGFA account in Lae prior to the tournament.
Further information can be obtained from Madang Soccer Association president Peter Angasa on mobile 76542788.
In other soccer related stories, NCD has named their men’s soccer squad for the PNG Games in November.
They are David Hauka, Joe Haro, Jonah Kila, Ismael Rupa, Morence Gini, Kerry Rukina, Rason Jack, Bernard Baku, Rolu Volu, Bernard Volu, Jack Walters, Clyde Makein, Albert Namuesh, Tony Pepena, Donald Tom, Wesley Franck, Ben Lakasa, Tau Winnie, Richard Auram, Richard Pono, Leano Geno, Armstrong Peka and Neil Hans. The coach is Clement Cafu Anisan and the manager is Garry Imiri.