Tsuga elected as president of Port Moresby Soccer

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The National – Monday, June 27, 2011

FORMER FIFA ticketed  referee inspector Russel Tsuga has been elected as the new president of Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA) at its annual general meeting yesterday in Port Moresby.
Tsuga, who has rubbed shoulders with international soccer officials at the Oceania Football Confederation office in New Zealand, wants to ensure his suspended association return to the PNG Football Association (PNGFA) fold.
Tsuga polled 13 votes to beat the other two candidates Peter Levete (9) and Rosen Matanga (6) to win the top seat in Port Moresby soccer.
The AGM also wasted no time in appointing new committee members to assist the new president.
The new committee  includes Eastern Star franchise owner Joe Ealadona (Cosmos FC), Vavine Babone (YMC FC), Alex Auga (Momase FC), Twain Pombuai (Lagimu FC) and Jonathan Holingu (CT Kings FC).
Tsuga announced that his major objective was to ensure his administration got PMSA back into the PNGFA.
PMSA is currently serving the last term of its four year suspension from the national body.
Tsuga said the meeting turned out well with representatives from 40 eligible clubs turning out for the meeting.
Ten clubs also attended the meeting as observers as they had not comply with affiliation requirements.
Tsuga said he would hold the first extraordinary meeting next month in efforts to get the country’s largest association back on track for readmission to the PNGFA.
He thanked the clubs for their confidence in him to lead soccer in Port Moresby.
“I urged all clubs to put aside their differences and come forward to support his executive for the betterment of football in Port Moresby,” he said.