By HENRY MORABANG
WAU Soccer Association (WSA) has become the first affiliated member of PNG Football Association to adopt the new football structure, the A-League, that embarks on improving the standard of football in the country.
In a special annual general meeting (AGM) held at Valley View Guest House last Wednesday, the presidents of all nine clubs endorsed the restructuring of the football competition in-line with PNGFA and OFC/FIFA strategies.
Association president Shem Farock said the restructure would see an ordinary competition transformed to a high level one where only the best clubs and players compete.
Farock has invited four clubs to affiliate to the A-League competition for this season in both the men’s and women’s divisions.
He said clubs playing under A-League would have to adhere to strict competition by-laws set by the association which include submission of full executives, strength of the clubs and quality/best players before they can be admitted.
He added that the rest of the clubs would register an Under B grade division to be promoted to the next level or be relegated.
The association will also be introducing a youth league which would comprise of U19 players in both the men’s and the women’s divisions.