Kapi Natto, who is also vice president of the PNG Football Association, said this after arriving with the PNG BSP Kundus at the Jackson’s International Airport on Monday afternoon from Solomon Islands.
“The government has seen how our boys played during the OFC Cup tournament in Honiara,” he said.
“Soccer in general is the world’s biggest sport. PNG is improving its standard of the game rapidly and the kind of support must be given from all stakeholders including the government is paramount to help improve the code to the next level. “I am also bidding to host the 2016 Nation’s Cup straight after the 2015 SP Games and we need support for more international matches to keep our boys in shape to reach the highest level.” Kapi Natto (pictured) who was the team manager of the PNG BSP Kundus team during the Nations Cup tournament in Honiara was impressed with the Kundus performances.
“We were put in a very strong pool where you had teams like Fiji who are the biggest threat in the Oceania region as well as New Zealand and Solomon Islands but our boys did very well by having a 1-1 draw with the Fijins and lost narrowly to New Zealand 2-1 and the Solomon Islands 1-0,” Kapi Natto said.
Kundus captain, David Muta was also impressed with the team’s performances saying the players had improved a lot and the standard has increased rapidly in PNG.
“This is a stepping stone for us (PNG) and I was happy after the games. The boys had the fighting spirit and we have improved a lot,” Muta said.
“I would like to thank all our loyal supporters back in Solomon Islands and in PNG for their support to the PNG Kundus while we were in Honiara taking part in the OFC Nations Cup and above all I thank the good Lord above for giving us the talent and skills the boys had and I was so impressed with the overall performance.”
Muta who had a stint with the Sunshine Coast FC is back in the country and travelled back to Australia with head coach Frank Farina the following day.
The Kundus go on a break before linking up with their respective NSL franchises for the 2012-2013 season.