Bougainville talents eye National Soccer League competition


AFTER an impressive showing at the PNG Games, Bougainville, who won a bronze medal in the men’s soccer competition after beating Manus 3-2, should have more of their players in the National Soccer League, says team manager Peter Kauma.
The PNGFA-sanctioned semi-professional league is scheduled to start in January with 12 teams from across the country showing interest except for a team from AROB.
Kauma appealed to franchises to consider recruiting from his province as there was an abundance of raw talent and they had been making steady progress on the national front over the last decade.
“We would like more of our players competing at NSL level but it depends on the scouts and their interest to select our players for their teams,” Kauma said.
“I don’t think AROB will have an NSL team next year but it would be great to have other teams consider some of our players and get them into their teams.
“The only thing I can assure those scouts is that our players have done extremely well and if they are given the opportunity to come out and play in such competitions, I am sure they won’t disappoint,” he said.
Kauma singled out 24-year-old striker Juneford Sole who scored six goals at the Games.
He praised former Madang Fox player Ferdinand Kusi and his brother Maximillian for leading the side in their Games campaign.