THE PNGFA Extra Ordinary Congress have done a back-flip on an earlier decision to lift the suspension of the Port Moresby Soccer Association which will now see the association sit on the reserve bench until next PNGFA general congress next year.
The National was reliably informed that an emergency PNGFA executive meeting on Wednesday night resolved to uplift the suspension but the change of heart saw the congress unanimously sideline the PMSA the following day – Thursday.
POM school soccer president Wayne Taylor is none the wiser why the majority of association member delegates were hell bent on suspending the Port Moresby Soccer Association.
“PNGFA needs PMSA to provide good talented players to hopefully progress to the semi-professional National Soccer League and perhaps one day of higher honours of representing Papua New Guinea.
“Likewise, PMSA needs PNGFA to provide technical and financial assistance to them so they can promote a unified football code in the Nations Capital District of the highest calibre.
“Why can’t a mediator in the interests of soccer from junior to open ages for male and female players alike negotiate with the factional parties to resolve their individual grievances,” Taylor asked.
He added the Oceania Football Confederation or the courts of PNG had to rule on the rightful executive of the Papua New Guinea Football Association otherwise discontentment from both sides would continue into the next decade and depriving opportunities for those who had chosen the “world game” as their chosen sport.
PNGFA president David Chung yesterday said Extra Ordinary Congress officially reaffirm its decision to suspend PMSA.
“PMSA arrogantly refused to respect the current administration, respect the decisions of PNGFA, OFC and FIFA,” Chung said.
He said the congress did not want to become involve with activities of the PMSA working committee and PMSA executive but bluntly told both sides to resolve their in-house problem.
PNGFA offered advice that if PNGFA wants to be involved, the absolute majority of the financial members (clubs) must sign a petition or letter of request for the national body to intervene.