Chung calls for more support

The OFC would facilitate the running of the competition for the Pacific Games but Chung says Pacific Games organisers must consider the logistics of such a major event.
Chung believes the key issue is whether organisers can provide further funding to run a competition at a FIFA standard.
“The PNGFA has been given K100,000 to administer the competition, but that is clearly not enough to stage both a men’s and women’s competition,” Chung says.
“The winner could have a chance to play a one-off home and away match with regional champions New Zealand to qualify for the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” Chung says.
Papua New Guinea lost 2-0 to New Zealand in the one-off Olympic Games qualifiers in 2008.
And while dialogue about the status of the Pacific Games women’s football continues, Chung has moved quickly to build the backroom coaching team for the Papua New Guinea women’s set-up.
Australian Gary Philips has been hired to provide assistance for national women’s team coach Frederica Sakette for the forthcoming OFC Women’s Nations Cup. The Women’s Nations Cup will be staged in Lae between October 25-29.
Papua New Guinea’s men’s team may yet face a friendly international with Singapore with details still being ironed out between the two national associations.
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