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A contender for the PNG Football Association president, John Kapi Natto, has welcomed the decision to bring forward the PNGFA Congress to this year.
In a letter dated Sept 12, PNGFA secretary-general Dimirit Mileng informed member associations that the meeting was set for Dec 28 in Kimbe, West New Britain.
After failing to hold the PNGFA Congress on Aug 8 this year, the executive deferred the meeting to Feb 18, due to non-compliance by majority of member association.
However, the meeting has now been brought forward to December.
Kapi Natto said the decision was best for football in the country and to ensure everything came to an end after a four-year term of office (by the current executives).
However, since the deferral of the PNGFA Congress on Aug 8, the secretariat has not clarified to member associations what they had failed to comply with in relation to the eligibility to vote.
His major concern for the PNGFA Congress is that the majority of the member associations have not received any assistance on their check-list on what they were required to do to meet PNGFA requirements.
Kapi Natto’s other query was the new nomination processes where only one centre can nominate a president or an executive member.
Previously, there were two or three nominators which saw one nominee with two seconders for any PNGFA executive position, including the committee.
He questioned why the process was introduced this year when it should have been done in the previous annual general meeting.
PNGFA will adopt the electorate process as stipulated under Fifa regulations.  This will see an independent body oversee the election process at the PNGFA Congress.

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