Madang Soccer Association President Ray Romo in a meeting with the Local Organizing Committee and Chairman of Momase Soccer Federation Sigi Beche reiterated that MSA is looking forward to the tournament and will do everything possible to make this tournament a success.
“As the President of one of the oldest association in the country, my executives and I are ready to host the tournament, at the same time provide necessary support to the local organising committee.”
“We are a team and the love of soccer is our priority, and this tournament is our time to showcase our love for soccer and welcome the visiting teams with open arms,” Romo said.
He said MSA will field in one team with its sister associations affiliated to MSA like Sumgilbar, Karkar, Middle Ramu, Bogia will come with a team each to participate in the tournament.
Romo said MSA will support the Local Organizing Committee to provide fixtures, referees, prepare grounds and help with security during the duration of the game.
“Madang are soccer lovers and so far people of Madang are gearing up to welcome the visiting teams from within Momase and watch them play their style of football against the Madang teams,”
“We are challenging the teams from Morobe, East Sepik and Sandaun to prepare well and come to Madang because Team Maang is ready to challenge them on home soil,”Romo said.
He added that teams who are yet to pay their registration must do so before the due date on July 29 and email the deposit butt to MSA.
Meanwhile, Local Organizing Committee Chairman John Maripal said so far 23 teams have lodge in their interest but are yet to pay their registration fee of K500.
He said fees can be deposited into Madang Soccer Association account, Account Number 1000172987 BSP Madang Branch and email the deposit butt to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call LOC Chairman John Maripal for further information or confirmation on 72160785.
He said due date for registration is on July 29 and the official draw will be released on August 4 once all the teams are finalised.
Maripal said Madang is prepared and ready to welcome all the visiting teams next month with its MSA team and other members association teams outside of Madang town who will be taking part for the first time.
Picture: MSA President Ray Romo.