The National,Friday13January 2012
THE National Soccer League board is urging players participating in the semi-professional competition to refrain from engaging themselves with other events ranked lower.
NSL board chairman John Kapi Natto is also calling on the PNG Football Association and the board to review the MNSL and WNSL competition rules and regulation.
Kapi Natto said a lot of players had violated the regulation playing for lower competitions and tournaments.
“This must stop because it is a total violation of competition. Both PNGFA and NSL should maintain higher standards by removing such behaviour from the competition,” he said.
He said it was unfortunate the incident went unnoticed during the opening round. The board will be very strict when the competition resumes tomorrow.
He urged players to be disciplined and uphold the regulation of the competition.
He also called on players to prepare for the season because there would be three rounds in the competition.
Kapi Natto also commended major sponsor Telikom PNG for sticking with NSL for the six consecutive years.
He also acknowledged the support of Coca-Cola Amatil and Air Niugini for their services to the competition.
He welcomed Hugo Canning (Ox & Palm) for jumping on the sponsorship wagon to support women’s football.
“I thank Hugo Canning for backing the women’s football which is in its second year,” he said.
Earlier, NSL development manager Chris Brown said he was excited about Ox & Palm’s involvement in women’s football.
He said women players should also abide by the rules and regulation of the NSL competition.