Morobe soccer body starts season


MOROBE Football Association (MFA) launched its season at St Martin’s Field on Saturday, with 10 teams each in the men’s A-League and B-League and six women’s sides.
Association president Panu Shungai said the season would be short due to the Covid-19.
“We will come back with more teams next year,” he said.
“We will include those in the Under-20s and U19s that have missed out.
‘We are also looking at the grassroots level to include U15s down to U10s.
“By November, we should wind down our competition as there not many teams.”
Shungai said the association’s sponsor for the last four years, International Food Corporation, had not responded as Covid-19 had put a strain on the company and other business houses.
“We are depending on the clubs to pay their registration and player fees to run the season,” he said.
Meanwhile, Shungai said as an associate member, his association acknowledged Wau Football Association (WFA) for its support.
Papua New Guinea Football Association senior vice-president, Mamose, Sigfried Baschel said they would consider MFA’s request to become a full member of the sport’s national governing body.
MFA are the reigning Besta Cup champions with many of their players playing in the National Soccer League and national teams.