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New association rises in PNG

Maino Kwalimu meets young Central Province players.

THE move to start the new Central Soccer Association has garnered the support of football clubs and players from the Central Province who participated in the recent Southern Region Besta FA Cup Qualifying tournament.

The man behind the move to form the new association is former PNG striker and football fanatic Maino Kwalimu.

Kwalimu met with officials from clubs in Central Province during the four-day tournament and was appointed interim president of the new soccer association.

“I think it’s a bonus for football in Central Province to give villages in the Central province the opportunity to participate in local competitions,” Kwalimu said.

He said Central province is full of talented football players and the step towards alignment with PNGFA should increase player exposure and encourage them to excel.

Central Soccer Association is made up of villages in Rigo coastal, Rigo central and Rigo inland.

Kwalimu thanked club officials from all the clubs in Central Province which took part in the Southern Region Besta FA Cup Qualifying tournament last month for having the confidence in him and appointed him as the interim president of Central Soccer Association.

He also thanked PNGFA for the recognition and promised to work together with the governing body to achieve their aims and goals for the betterment of soccer in Central Province.

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