Wash-out matches set for this weekend

Normal, Sports

The National, Friday July 19th, 2013

 NCD Football Association will stage its wash-out and outstanding matches at the PNG Institute of Public Administration Oval at Waigani this weekend.

Match coordinator Paul Isorua said most A-League clubs will go into recess before starting the second round of the competition next weekend. 

He encourage all A-League clubs to field teams in the junior girls U17 & U15 division, which has seen many young girls turning out to play football.  

He said the NCDFA executive committee was now focused to strengthening its junior competition in its goals to build a better foundation for football within its competition and all clubs were required to support this genuine cause.

Last weekend, City United’s general Ian Yanum scored two goals from long range shots to guide his team to a 3-0 win over David Vai’s managed Buria outfit.  

City United’s coach Max Foster will get to test his side’s strength when they take on player/coach Erickson Komeng’s FC Wantoks side in the second round opener next weekend.

Isorua, a former PNG youth representative and Westpac FC, said they would also formally organise the official point ladder after all the matches were played. 

Some Division One and B-League had their games doubled up in order to end the competition within the set time frame for the 2013 season.

Both these divisions should see their competition end earlier as the number of club participation had reduced due to disqualifications of two Division One clubs as a result of not abiding by the set rules and regulations of the competition.

Meanwhile there is a name change for the competition. 

The competition will be now known as NCD Football Association and not NCD Public Servants Soccer. 

The name change is in-line with the needs of football requirements as an affiliate of PNG Football Association.

NCDFA president Vonnie Kapi Natto will make the official announcement of the name change later this year. 

Isorua said the name change was appropriate has the competition was no longer a leisure competition that catered for soccer playing public servants in NCD.