Besta Cup

10 teams for Besta Cup finals

According to the PNG Football Association, six men’s and four women’s teams representing the four regions will clash for the Cup.

It’s an all Bougainville final

The Central Bougainville side opened the scoring in the 15th minute of the game, but  Kimbe fought back to  level the scores at 1-1 before the break.

After the break, it was anybody’s game for the taking as Kimbe showed a lot of courage in front of their home crowd. But the Bougainvilleans held a strong side to defend as they push their forward packs  in attack.

After several attacks from both sides, Bougainville forwards broke through the host team’s defence to convert their only chance to lead 2-1.

Islands Besta Cup qualifiers into knock out finals

In the men’s division South Bougainville will take on SBLC Buluma while Central Bougainville will play the host Kimbe Team (2). The winners of the two games will play in the grand final while loosers play for third and fourth placings.

In the women’s division, Buvussi will play Mosa NBPOL for the third and fourth placings, while Kokopo team 1 will play Kumbango in the finals. 

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NGI Besta Cup qualifers kick off in Kimbe

The tournament will run for five days with 31 participating teams including 18 men’s and 13 women’s  teams with games to be played in four pools.

The Islands and national defending champions Manus arrived with four teams including one woman and three men’s  teams to defend their title.

Meanwhile, Bougainville arrived with only two men’s team representing South  and Central Bougainville respectively.

Wewak women’s coach happy with team’s performance

Coach Catherine Kususan said the tournament has built up confidence for her young side comprising mostly of primary and secondary school girls.

Wewak finished fourth in the tournament, however, displayed competitiveness in their earlier pool games, even toppling host Madang in their meeting.

Kusunan said the tournament had taught the players many new things and they look forward to better improvement next year. 


Momase Regional Besta Qualifiers kicks off

With 32 teams vying for the first and second spot to qualify for the second leg of Besta Cup Madang has been in a real bustle.

Madang Provincial Administrator Daniel Aloi representing the Madang Provincial Government and other sponsors officially kicked off the tournament.

Aloi was accompanied by Madang Soccer Association President Ray Romo and officers from the office of Madang governor Jim Kas.

Mr Aloi while welcoming the teams said soccer is the backbone of Momase and welcomed all the teams from West Sepik, East Sepik, and Morobe into Madang.

Momase Besta Regional qualifiers next month

The Besta qualifiers is an annual tournament that is run in the Momase region to identify the top male and female member associations to represent Momase in the Besta PNG Football Association (PNGFA) Member Associations finals in Lae in November this year.

The qualifiers will be be held in Madang at Laiwaden oval from August, 10-14.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) is putting together plans for the tournament with a fundraising drive to host the tournament. 

Manus and Madang qualify for Besta Cup grand final

Manus defeated Central team Koupa 3 thanks to a one point difference in the penalty shootout to grab a spot in the grand final.

The defending champions were leading at half time 2-1 but Koupa bounced back in the second half to draw 3-3 at full time which forced the game into extra time.

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Goroka set to host Highlands leg of Besta Cup

The final leg of the annual Besta Football Association Cup will get going in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province from October 9-11 at the National Sports Institute.

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