Vice Sports Minister

Govt concerned with split in PNG soccer

Vice Minister Raminai did not hide the fact that PNG football is split and talks are in progress to bring all factions together.

Friday, the first of February, was historic for football in the country as the FIFA World Cup Trophy made a stop in PNG as part of its tour to over 51 countries worldwide.

The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which arrived from Honiara, Solomon Islands, was unveiled at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby.

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He was backed by Vice Sports Minister Wesley Raminai in wishing the PNG Prime Minister’s XIII, the PNG Orchids and the PNG Hunters teams, all the very best in their respective matches this weekend.

Abel encouraged the three national teams to get out there and show their best.

Abel reassured the country that the government’s investment in sports will continue, as PNG has proven a force to be reckoned with.

Minister tours PNG Games sites

The Vice Sports Minister is visiting the PNG Games sites in West New Britain as one of his major priorities.

He was accompanied by the CEO of the Sports Foundation, Peter Tsiamalili, and the Host Organising Committee, along with John Susuve.

The sports delegation started their site inspection from the Hoskins Mini stadium, Kapore Mini stadium, the Kimbe Rugby Oval and San Remo for the track and field events.

Minister Raminai was very pleased with the site visit, saying West New Britain Province is 'games ready'.