Capital soccer turns over new leaf

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The National, Thursday February 6th, 2014


INCUMBENT Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA) interim president John Wesley (pictured) was returned as president at the annual general meeting on Sunday.

Wesley along with his interim executive was confirmed to their respective positions except for women’s vice-president Christine Tsuga and committee member Jonathan Holingu.

Other members include Joseph Ealedona (men’s vice-president) and Thomas Taberia (treasurer).

Wesley said the executive would appoint the new secretary after the resignation of John Mogi while Dudley Yariyari stood down due to work commitments.

Geoffrey Emang would act as secretary in the interim.

The new president thanked all the clubs for confirming his executives for a four-year term.

“By confirming my executive for the next four years it is a vote of confidence and trust the clubs have on my fellow executives,” Wesley said.

“I want all the clubs to work together with his executives to achieve our goals and objectives,” Wesley said. 

Apart from that, the new president and his executive wanted to restructure the administration and management positions at all levels, restructure the competition, improve the technical programme; and improve the player record keeping.

The AGM on Sunday adopted the new constitution which was in line with PNG Football Association constitution and the meeting also created history by electing the first female vice-president in Port Moresby Soccer Association history.

Wesley said some of the accomplishments of his interim tenure was winning the Besta Southern region challenge and later going on to win the Besta Cup for the first time after readmission to the governing body.

He added his executive spent K25,000 on prizes for all teams that won their respective division titles, and they tabled the financial report at Sunday’s meeting.

All debts up to last season were written off and the financial report only covered the finals to the weekend’s AGM.