Chairman of Madang Football Club, Dr Miok Komolong upon receiving the cheque from PNGFA senior vice president, John Wesley Gonjuan, said the assistance was timely and thanked PNGFA for their assistance.
“I commend PNG Football Association for the timely assistance and for the mother body to step in is something we value and appreciate very much.
“We’re looking forward for our campaign in New Caledonia and to make PNG proud, said Komolong.
Gonjuan said the financial assistance is PNGFA’s mission for this year to support clubs participating in the 2017 OFC Champion League challenge.
He said the money will go towards assisting the team in their preparation and their stay in New Caledonia.
Gonjuan told the players that as sports personnel, they must be role models, promoting good cooperation and positive values when on the field of play.
The PNGFA also praised the U-17 side following their historic 2-1 win over Tahiti at the OFC U-17 Championship and hopes their success spur Madang FC and Lae City Dwellers to achieve the same result at the OFC Champions League.
Madang is in Group A with host Magenta FC of New Caledonia, AS Central of Tahiti and Lupe Ole Soaga of Samoa.
Madang meets AS Central Sports in their opening clash at Stade Numa Daly on February 25.