Venue managers observe roles in Jordon


THE venue general managers for the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup left yesterday for the Fifa U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
The four managers are Toka Kini-Aua, Grace Yohang-Mataio, Frederica Sakette and Emmanuel Popoitai.
They are members of the local organising committee and are attending the tournament to gain insight on the role they will be playing during the U20 Women’s World Cup in November.
LOC chief executive officer Seamus Marten said the trip would be good for the team as they would be able to gain an understanding of what their roles required of them during the tournament. Three women are among the four who will be at the forefront of the running of the Fifa women’s tournament.
Marten said the Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup slogan is ‘To Inspire, To Excel’ and they were proud to have the three women holding this important role.
“We not only want to inspire women playing football on the pitch but also in football administrative roles,” Marten said.
Kini-Aua will be in charge of the Sir John Guise Stadium, Sakette will be looking after the PNG Football Stadium and Yohang-Mataio will be in charge of the National Football Stadium. Sakette has a football career spanning over 20 years as a player, coach and a football administrator.
She sees this opportunity as the icing on the cake of her career.
Kini-Aua on the other hand is a netballer and Yohang-Mataio is an accountant.
All three women have expressed deep satisfaction about their appointment and the role they would play during the World Cup.
Bava Park stadium will be managed by Popoitai, a former footballer who is passionate about the game.
The Fifa tournament will be from Nov 13-Dec 3 in Port Moresby.

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