The Opening Tournament It has been suspended since the general and mandatory quarantine was decreed in Peru on March 16 when the first six days had barely been disputed, so the other thirteen dates are still pending, in addition to all the Clausura Tournament and the Bicentennial Cup.Likewise, the second division championship was scheduled to start in May, so the uncertainty regarding its celebration has led to the Coopsol Sport to terminate the contracts of all its staff and to Sport Chavelines to suspend payments.In that context Lima Alliance, which is managed under bankruptcy administration to pay off its historic debt, has proposed a three-month salary reduction for all its workers, including soccer players.Two weeks ago the Professional Football Sports Association (ADFP), which groups the first and second division clubs, sent a letter to the FPF to ask for financial aid during this crisis, but Lozano indicated that they cannot specify anything until they have a horizon of when soccer can resume.Although Peru was the first country in Latin America to enact the general and mandatory quarantine, when it had barely registered 71 positive cases of COVID-19, The emergency currently has its health system on the ropes after 445 people have died and more than 16,000 infected have been detected in the last five weeks. The Peruvian league will not resume before July and when it does it will probably be behind closed doors for the rest of the championship, as anticipated this Monday the president of the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF), Agustín Lozano.“By no means will it be in the months of May or June,” he warned the station. RPP News Lozano, whose institution organizes the first and second division tournaments.The head of the FPF explained that up to ten different ways of organizing the rest of the season are considered, which depend on the moment and the conditions that the Government sets to gradually lift the quarantine decreed since March 16.However, Lozano almost took it for granted that the resumption will be done with games behind closed doors, because the Government has already anticipated that it will not allow large concentrations of people until next year.“We have ten different scenarios to resume League 1, each with different positions that will depend on the recommendations or health requirements,” said Lozano. “The ones that come closest are those of playing behind closed doors respecting all the venues or a single venue that would be Lima in different stadiums,” he added.To resume soccer in July, the FPF president acknowledged that The response of society to the first measures that soften citizen immobilization will be very important. “If you do not know how to manage or control because collaboration is not ideal, it is impossible to think that facilities will be given to other sectors of the country such as soccer,” he added.
PNG Football Association president David Chung confirmed plans are underway for lead up matches against local clubs in Thailand, Japan, Korea and United States.Chung said with the government’s assistance of K2 million through the National Gaming and Control Board, they will be able to carry out their training programs in preparation for the World Cup.PNGFA has appointed Lisa Kou from the United States as the national coach. She will be in the country on 26 Nov and will be staying with the girls in camp until next month.The team is staging its trial camps at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.Coach Kou returns from the States in January and will be full time coaching the team.The train-on squad of 30 players will be finalised by next month and that will be trimmed down later to the final squad.“Currently we are still doing trials so we haven’t finalised the full team.“The training will consist of a few months of intensive training and then they will have to travel a lot to attend international warm up matches for exposure,” said Chung.Team officials and PNGFA will be in talks with the parents to negotiate with them and the schools on whether the players will be able to leave school for a year and fully concentrate on training.