LFA calls for soccer to be the priority

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By LARRY ANDREW
LAE Football Association president Roy Kamen, pictured, says football is bigger than anyone in Papua New Guinea regardless of who is running the sport.
Kamen made the statement as the clock winds down to the PNGFA extraordinary congress scheduled at the end of the month.
Roy told The National Fifa had directed PNGFA to convene a meeting to ensure there was an election of new management to take the organisation forward until next general election in 2020.
“LFA as one of the oldest and biggest associations in the country want to tell the people of PNG that football is bigger than all of us regardless of thesides we are on,” Kamen said.
“We want our players to prosper in football but over the last two years that has not been the case.”
Kamen said the result was evident as teams representing the country had not done well with performances dropping.
“We want to tell the country and the football fraternity, for the good of football, we must come together and ensure that the interest of our players and football playing communities in this is a priority in the next annual general meeting that will take place on Sept 29.”
The LFA held an extra ordinary meeting yesterday and would push to see the division in football end and come together to move the football to the next level.
“Fifa has given two spots for the Oceania region to qualify for the next World Cup. This is an opportunity we must not miss. The split has already affected the national team’s performance.
“We don’t want that to happen, we want to improve and we want to see football treated as the priority.
“We will pass a resolution to make sure that football is treated as the priority in the coming AGM.”

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