EIGHT regional teams have confirmed to take part in the 2007 Oceania Football Confederation Under 12 festival of football scheduled for next month in Port Moresby.
PNG Football Association president David Chung said yesterday that these teams will come from New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and PNG.
Chung said all countries will field one team each except for host PNG who was nominated the regional champions to represent the country.
The president said it was unfortunate news that Fiji has pulled out from the tournament for some unknown reasons.
He said that so far Bugandi have been confirmed to represent Momase in the U12 football festival while PNGFA has instructed Paddy Kelly of Goroka to put a team together to represent Highlands region.
The same was also done for New Guinea Island with Mary Manhi tasked to organise a team to represent the region, while School Soccer Port Moresby is still wondering who will take charge of the team to represent the Southern region.
Chung said School Soccer Port Moresby is an affiliate which can field a team. Chung said the overseas teams will start arriving on April 15-16 and the actual event will be on April 17-20 at Sir John Guise Stadium, Waigani.
He said all teams, including PNG, will stay at Holiday Inn for the duration of the event.