The annual PNG Football Association-sanctioned Besta FA Cup will kick off in July as per PNGFA Calendar.
With the Momase Regional Soccer Body intends to take the lead in bringing the game to rural areas and develop it from the ward level up.
The annual PNG Football Association-sanctioned Besta Cup soccer competition is a perfect platform to draw and promote the pool of talent available, especially from rural parts of the country apart from the known players in the major centres.
Momase Regional Soccer Body chairman Siegfried Beschel said, this was what the PNGFA ought to do in order to ensure that people took ownership of the game.
“The people own the game; PNGFA and people like us are only here to help promote it and take it the lowest possible level — from wards to LLGs and districts,” Beschel said.
“We are opening up the rural areas in Momase and want the same done in the other regions of the country.”
In living up to that, organisers and hosts of this year’s Momase-leg of the Best FA Cup have already confirmed twelve teams from Morobe Football Association, Madang Soccer Association, Wau Soccer Association, Ramu Sugar, Wewak Football Association, Maprik, Vanimo, Kairuru, Watut, Mumeng, Ambunti and Bulolo Urban.
While Buang, Finchafen, Walium, Bogia, Rungken, Karkar, Almami, Aitape and Angoram have yet to confirm their entrants to the annual competition.
Madang Soccer Association as the host have laid the turf and is ready to welcome visiting soccer teams from the region.
The games will be played at the Laiwaden Oval from July 2 -7.
The dates for the Besta FA Cup Qualifying tournament 2018 shall be as follows.
Stage 1. Qualifying Competitions
Momase – 2nd to 7th July in Madang
NGI – 25th to 29th July in Kimbe
Southern – 20th to 23rd July in POM
Highlands – 9th to 15th July Goroka
The Besta FA Cup finals will be held in Lae from the 13 – 15 September.