Rival PNG football bodies in talks

Papua New Guinea’s rival football factions have been in discussions.

The PNG Football Association’s National Soccer League playoffs were cancelled earlier this month after PS United pulled out of their semi final match-up against Madang.

Only six teams completed the NSL season, while 12 took part in the National Premier League run by Football Federation PNG, which is not recognised by Oceania Football or FIFA.

PNG Football Association Senior Vice President, John Wesley Gonjuan, said there remained hope that the two rival groups can reunite.

“There’s talk on a high level, I will say that, yes”.

John Wesley Gonjuan said the NSL minor premiers Lae City Dwellers and runners up Madang FC will once again represent PNG in the OFC Champions League next year, following the cancellation of the playoffs.

Source: RadioNZ