By LARRY ANDREW
PAPUA New Guinea Football Association executive committee member Jackson Varcille has lauded the success of the Womens National Soccer League conferences after watching the quarterfinal between Northern’s Bara and New Guinea Islands’ Hamatana.
Bara won 4-0 to qualify for this weekend’s semifinals.
Varcille congratulated the two teams both teams for being competitive.
He acknowledged Bougainville-based Hamatana’s efforts to travel to the Morobe capital for the quarterfinal which was played at the association’s education centre at 11-Mile outside Lae.
“Both teams exhibited good sportsmanship which was impressive,” Varcille said.
“This is the way football should be played.
“To Hamatana, do not put your heads down.
“You go back with more experience and confidence for next season.
“I want to congratulate the Bara management and players for upholding the club’s values.
“The win is a result of your hard work.
“You will be representing Morobe as you go through the second stage of the finals and we are behind you for your next match.”
Varcille acknowledge the staff of the education centre for their tireless efforts in maintaining the facility for the Northern Conference teams to play their matches.
“Thank you to all the management and players of the six Northern Conference clubs that competed this season,” he said.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, conferences winners Bara and runners-up Poro were awarded trophies.
Bara and Poro finish the competition on 24 and 22 points respectively in the Northern conference.
The fair play award went to LFA Originals while Bara’s Charlie Marip received the golden boot and Tusbab Laidamon goalkeeper Amatha Mistera secured the golden glove.
By LARRY ANDREW