21 teams up for Southern Besta Cup challenge

Twenty-one teams have confirmed their participation for the Southern Region Besta FA Cup tournament in Port Moresby at the end of this month.

The four-day tournament will be held at Bisini Soccer Precinct from 28-31 August.

The tournament has lured interest from teams in the Rigo coastal and inland areas, including Popondetta.

Host LOC Chairman and Koupa Soccer Association President, Morea Vavine, said 15 teams are men’s and six are women’s.

“We welcome Popondetta Urban for sending a men’s and a women’s team to the tournament.

“The competition old dogs Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA), Koupa Soccer Association (KSA), and National Capital District Public Servant Soccer Association (NCDPSSA) will field two men’s and a women’s team,” Vavine said.

Momase and New Guinea Islands have completed their tournament with the winners already announced while the Southern and Highlands Region will be at the end of this month.

The Besta FA Cup is an annual event where each member associations and associate members pick their best team to battle it out for the ultimate prize.

Men’s: PMSA One, PMSA Two, Koupa One, Koupa Two, NCDPSSA One, NCDPSSA Two, EPC One, EPC Two, Rigo Coast One, Rigo Coast Two, Rigo Inland One, Rigo Inland Two, Rigo Central, Popondetta Urban and Beagle Bay.

Women’s: PMSA, NCDPSSA, Koupa, EPC, Popondetta Urban and Rigo Central.

Press release