PNG Captain Yvonne Gabong

PNG: We could not believe that we had scored!

This was what the PNG U20 women’s team captain, Yvonne Gabong, revealed to Loop PNG after their Sanap Wantaim march to the parliament on Friday (Nov 25).

Four of the girls, along with coach Lisa Cole, joined NGOs and students to support the campaign for a safe Port Moresby for women and girls.

Loop caught up with Gabong (6, midfielder), Joy Tsuga (19, midfielder), Belinda Giada (12, midfielder) and Margret Joseph (3, defender) just as they were exiting the parliament.

PNG captain: Team learnt a lot at World Cup

PNG made their last appearance at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup taking on top team Korea DPR in the last round of the Group A matches in Port Moresby.

Despite going down 7-1 to Korea DPR, the home side focused on making history as a host nation by scoring its first ever goal in the tournament.

Gabong said hosting the World Cup is a history for PNG and for the players were privileged to have been part of the team. 

She said it was a bonus for the players to enter the tournament as the host nation.