PMSA 2 undefeated in Southern regional U17 championships

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By ISAAC LIRI
PORT Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA) team two remain undefeated after three games in the Southern Region U17 Youth Football Festival in the male division.
The Kevin David-coached team, made up of PMSA players from the first and junior divisions, appear as favourites after day two of the tournament.
On day one, PMSA two defeated PMSA one – a side made up of premier players – 2-0 which boosted the morale of his charges, David said.
On day two, PMSA two beat Koki Primary School 1-0 and then went on to thump St Charles Luanga 3-0.
“We just had one week of training and we worked on all the basics to prepare for this tournament,” David said.
“We spent a lot of time working on our defence to be compact and we’ve seen the results of that over the three games.
“We have some more tough games coming up against teams such as Keapara and Port Moresby Schools Soccer so we’ll have to maintain our form to have a shot at the finals.
“Our midfielders Kingsford Gai and Tupa Matanga have been doing a lot in terms of controlling the tempo of our game and with that foundation, striker Ricky Elijah was able to score a couple of goals for us.
“Our backline with Kinau Ikupu and Ryan Clyde, and goalkeeper Joshua Mathew have been playing well too. After three games, other teams are yet to score goals against us.”
In other result yesterday, PMSA one beat National Capital District Secondary 3-0. For the women’s division, Charles Luanga beat PMSA Orange 2-0.
The tournament will end with the finals on Saturday.

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