PNGFA encourages vaccination


THE Papua New Guinea Football Association is encouraging National Soccer League clubs to have their players and officials vaccinated against the Coronavirus (Covid-19) as it may be their only option to resume the competition.
Competitions director Roosje Suwae told The National yesterday that vaccination remained voluntary, but the association continued to encourage players and officials to get jabbed.
“The association and its competitions department are encouraging all players and officials to get vaccinated,” she said.
“We are working with the Port Moresby Strikers manager and a number of players on the Covid-19 vaccination issue.
“We’ve interviewed some of the players on their decision to get the vaccination and the side effects they had after getting their jab.
“We are very thankful to Strikers and manager Gordan Manub for making time available to assist us with our request.”
Strikers were one of the first teams to have some of their players and officials vaccinated last week.
Earlier this week, Gulf Komara had their players, officials and management receive vaccines.
“We have informed clubs that the only chance to resume the competition is to get vaccinated,” Suwae said.
“We have informed all team managers regarding this and we will continue to encourage them to get vaccinated.”
Meanwhile, Suwae said there had not been any response from the National Control Centre on the association’s request to resume the competition. The competition will remain temporarily cancelled .