PNG Football Association president David Chung met with Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu to work in partnership to raise the standard of football, especially to help the players excel in Morobe Province.
During his meeting with Chung, Saonu said his government is keen to establish links of cooperation with the federation to accomplish the aspired football development in the province.
In the meeting, Chung briefed Saonu about the development programs offered by PNGFA, as well as the education centre facilities in Lae.
Also during the meeting, Chung proposed to the governor for the provincial government to have its own facility built.
“Morobe is the home of soccer and have a lot of players and not enough facilities for players to benefit from. It will be good if the province built more facilities that are beneficial for the players and the government,” Chung said.
“Having your own facilities, the provincial government can make revenue income instead of relying on National Sports Foundation facilities.
“PNGFA will support by bringing more international events to Lae which will boost your tourism sector when hosting international events.”
Saonu was excited with Chung’s proposal and said a plan is underway to set up a sports authority and once it is set up, he will ensure these proposals are fulfilled.
“The proposals are good and true and that is the only way forward to create opportunities for grassroots to benefit and grow football (soccer) in the province,” he said.
He said he will support sporting codes that are legally registered and compliance with their codes laws.