After a lapse of many years, the Melanesian Football Cup, now dubbed the MSG Prime Ministers Cup, will be held in Vanuatu from 17-30 September.

The official draw for the competition was done by the chair of the MSG Leaders Group and Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Bob Loughman, in Port Vila on Thursday.

Papua New Guinea, the Vanuatu National football team and its development team are in Pool A, while Fiji, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands are in Pool B.

The Cup will feature football competition recognised as a FFA Tier 1 tournament, played by two groups with a total of 10 matches in a five days’ match.

The first match will kick off on 17 September and play off for both groups will go straight into two semi-finals and final on 30 September.