The National, Monday March 17th, 2014
WEST New Britain Governor Sasindran Muthuvel last week honored his commitment by donating K1 million to the Papua New Guinea Football Association in a brief ceremony in Port Moresby.
Witnessed by his WNB provincial administrator Williamson Hosea, Muthuvel said it was an honour to work with FIFA in supporting a community project in the province.
The counterpart funding would see the construction of a stadium and a football college at a cost of about K2.4 million.
The football academy would cater for the New Guinea Islands region.
Muthuvel, who is also pushing for help for corporate funding in preparation for 2016 PNG Games, said he was thankful FIFA was helping to build sports infrastructure for the province.
He said other sports could also use the facility.
PNGFA president David Chung thanked Muthuvel for honouring his commitment, and urged other governors to do the same.
“We want to work in partnership with provincial governors to build football infrastructure in counterpart-funding arrangement,” Chung said.
The PNGFA had agreed on share the cost of maintaining the facilities once completed. The WNB Division of Community Development and the PNGFA secretariat were the two offices which would corrdinate the funding.
A similar arrangement was already secured for another football academy in Bouginville.