Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko says this issue must be recognised for sports going forward.
This comes after Papua New Guinea withdrew from the second leg of the OFC Women’s Olympic Qualifier which was scheduled for today (Tuesday 26 January) due to visa issues.
The squad did not receive the required visas to enter New Zealand for the return match.
Tkatchenko said it is time now for proper procedures and processes to be put in place for sports travel.
“This will ensure that the management of sports travel is centralized through the sports ministry.