Australian Football League (AFL) fans in Port Moresby need not have to worry about disruptions to the 2021 season because the city’s AFL management is taking steps to ensure that there will still be a competition in case the covid-19 situation in the country force sporting activities to continue the suspension for an extended period.
According to the Port Moresby AFL President, Mr. Douglas Lai, a plan has been put together already that would enable a short season to take place just like last year, if sporting activities are forced again to start late in the year.
“We want to have a state of origin type of a format for the matches instead of the usual club footy. But I have to meet with the club executives first to get their views and the approval of the plan,” said Mr. Lai.
The president added that although the Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation (PNGSF) did not give any official announcement of a further extension to the closure of sporting venues nationwide, there might be an extension considering the increasing number of covid-19 cases and deaths, so it is best to prepare if things get pushed close towards the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the Sport Foundation did indicate that there could be an extension of the initially two weeks suspension to up to four or eight weeks, depending on the current covid-19 situation in the country.