PMSA interim execs respond to report

Normal, Sports

The National – Thursday, June 16, 2011

THE interim executive of the Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA) have urged affiliated clubs not to panic in reference to yesterday’s story in The National regarding their association’s status in the PNG Football Association (PNGFA).
Acting general secretary John Mogi and  technical director Russel Tsuga were quick to respond to statements by PNGFA general secretary Dimirit Mileng on the association’s non-affiliation with the national body saying the matter would be resolved after the PMSA annual general meeting.
“We are an interim executive but after the AGM, we hope to see PMSA return to the PNGFA fold,” Mogi said.
He was vocal when the whole issue was “blown out of proportion” which he said should have been rectified internally between the two parties –  PMSA and PNGFA.
Despite Mileng questioning the authority of the duo as PMSA representatives, they claimed they were endorsed by all affiliated clubs on May 1 in a general meeting to lead the association.
Mogi said he was appointed by PMSA president Fabian Chow as acting general secretary while Tsuga was appointed in 2009 to oversee the administration of their soccer programme including the competition.
Both men said they had put in a lot of work to comply with PNGFA requirements as set by PNGFA Congress in Port Moresby last month, but they could  do little else until PMSA AGM on June 26 at Lamana Hotel.