Talasea and Kimbe reign at NGI Besta FA Challenge

The New Guinea Islands leg of the Besta FA Cup Challenge ended with Talasea (men’s) and Kimbe (women’s) claiming the region’s honors in Kimbe over the weekend.

In an all New Britain Palm Oil Limited Football Association men’s affair, Talasea edged Kapiura 4-3 in a penalty shootout to become the new men’s champions.

In the women’s final, Kimbe claimed their fourth successive title after thrashing Buvusi 5-1.

The two finalists will represent the NGI Region at the Besta FA Cup finals in Lae.

President of the Kimbe Football Association, Maha Waname said the overall turnout of the tournament was good despite a few football associations not turning up.

He said a total of eleven men’s team and six women’s team took part in the five day tournament, with all participating teams from NBPOL FA, Kimbe Football Association and their associated members.

“Arawa, Manus and Kavieng did not attend due to financial constraints,” said Waname.

Troy Taule