Newcomers, Mungkas FC and FC Wantoks have secured the Port Moresby Soccer Association minor premiership titles for men and women respectively, booking their spots in the upcoming National Club Championships.

Hosted by the National Capital District Public Servant Soccer Association (NCDPSSA), both teams claimed the Southern Regional Championship over the weekend in Port Moresby.

Mungkas finished the competition with four wins and a draw, more than enough for them to be declared winners of the men’s division.

Mungkas coach David Passam commended his boys for the victory.

“This is history for the club which has never participated in a club championship in the past and I’m so happy with the outcome in this regional championship,” Passam said.

“It’s been a long journey for the club, however hard work, commitment and determination has brought the club success.

“We will now go back and prepare for the National Club Championship in September,” Passam concluded.

In the women’s division FC Wantoks came on top with four points after defeating Taranga­­u 5-0 and drawing nil-all with Mungkas.

The two-day regional championship ended at Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance Oval for the presentations.

PNGFA President John Kapi Natto, who was present throughout the two days of competition, commended the associations for reviving the PNGFA Club Championships.

“The level of football skills which have been displayed over the past two days from the teams has shown that there’s consistency from the local member associations that the teams come from,” Kapi Natto said.

“There is a good balance of teams from the city and outside,” he said.

“Each club must take ownership to grow your side so that you help develop football.”

Story Courtesy : PNGFA