PORT MORESBY – Six teams will be vying for the 2007 National Soccer League Telikom Cup with the kick-off of the competition confirmed to start on the 10th November. NSL Telikom
Cup manager John Kapi Natto is delighted to have secured six franchise teams this year with all having confirmed their participation.
As part of the new-look competition’s aim to reach out to the next generation of young footballers, the PNGFA NSL Telikom Cup is involving school soccer in Papua New Guinea to play
curtainraisers prior to NSL fixtures to help promote the second edition of competition.
There will be six U-12 teams each to be named after a club competing in the NSL Telikom Cup.
The teams that will compete in this year’s competition are IFC Madang Fox FC , Welgris Highlanders FC, Morobe Kumuls FC, Hekari United FC (formerly known as PRK Souths), Gelle Hills
FC and INSPAC Rapatona FC.
High expectations meet Hekari United again this years with the club set to re-sign Solomon Island international strikers Abraham Iniga (below) and Jack
International Food Corperation has came to the rescue of Madang Fox FC as it lost its major backer during the NSL’s inaugural season. The club has undergone a name change
and will be called the IFC Madang Fox FC and will relocate to Madang.
INSPAC Rapatona are the new boys on the NSL Telikom Cup block with very little known about what to expect from the newcomers.
Returning from last year’s inaugural NSL season will be Welgris Highlanders FC, Morobe Kumuls FC and Gelle Hills FC.
The home and away format will conclude during a final playoff series to determine the winner of the NSL Telikom Cup.
The NSL Telikom Cup winner will play an international charity match in Port Moresby before entering the 2009 O-League Preliminary tournament with the winner admitted to the group
stage of the 2009 O-League.
NSL MEDIA COMMITTEE FORMED
National Soccer League (NSL) has formed a media committee for the upcoming NSL Telikom Cup competition starting in 3rd November 2007. The committee had its founding meeting in
mid-October and was briefed of their duties and responsibilities during the competition.
The media committee was formed to make updates on the competition through the season. The committee members will be sent to each games venues by NSL and will provide updates on
the NSL Telikom Cup matches played at each of the venues.
The committee members are journalists from the PNG local media.
The media committee members include Frank Genaia and John Pangatana (Post Courier), Henry Morabang (The National), Tom
Alau (NBC), Daisy Bowada (FM100), Dorothy Bengo (EMTV) and Thomas Kambi (PNGFA Media Officer).
The PNGFA media officer will be at the OFC-PNGFA office in Port Moresby and provide live updates on the games at the PNGFA website where possible.