It is the first time Madang will play host this tournament and preparations are well underway for the biggest event in soccer in the Momase region.
The tournament, which is scheduled from August 25th to 30th, will see most male teams and ten female teams from the Momase region converge at Laiwaden Oval to find the premier soccer team in Momase to represent the region in Lae at the 2014 Besta FA Cup final against champions from Southern, Highlands and Islands region.
President of Madang Soccer Association Sigfred Beschel during a meeting with the local organising committee challenged them to make the event bigger and better.
“Let us make this tournament successful, one that will be remembered.” He also confirmed that eight teams have already registered their participation.
“Wau, Lae Football Association (LFA), LAHI, Bulolo, Ramu Sugar, Wewak and host Madang while Sausi and Almami have paid in their fees but have yet to meet other requirements. “
“Vanimo, Aitape and Sumgilbar did express their interest to participate,” he said.
The LOC are urging all participating teams to register both male and female teams. All teams are asked to pay K500 into the Madang Soccer Association account held at BSP Madang. Account number: 1000172987 and complete the registration forms.
Teams are asked to call MSA president and the chairman of Momase regional soccer on 729 23327 or email email@example.com.
In the meantime, Madang Soccer Association released the names of its training squad for the Momase soccer challenge. The team banked on experience and has engaged the services of Godfrey Baniau, Glen Mark, Neil Hans and Raymond Bailey.
The 30 men squad has a good balance and is made up of youth and experienced players and should put up a good challenge for the opposition.
The squad include: Godfrey Baniau, James Gamai, Glen Agat, Don Angogi, Raymond Geladia, Jason Kerry, Nathan Umat, Raymond Bailey, Barry Chimi, Vanya Malagian, Jamal Seeto, Papalau Awele, Hanson Topio, Patrick Kawa, Gidix Laulam, Notu Jake, Max Sengum, Afram Leo, Emanuel Airem, Allan Iris, Maskulang Pulang, Dennis Gira, Darren Steven, Willie Kali, Boas Molu, Neil Hans, Keith Uamo, Vincent Worio, Glen Mark and they will be coached by Mike Steven.