Kimbe Soccer Association has completed its PNG Football Association’s (PNGFA) U17 youth festival over the long weekend in the lead up to the NGI Regional Bester Qualifiers tournament that starts yesterday.
Kumbago triumph as this year’s PNGFA U17 youth festival champions in the men’s division while Mosa 2 is the women’s division finalists.
Association president Maha Waname said so far the PNGFA programs have been successful and the outcomes are very high.
Momase and Southern have completed their tournaments which now leaves the NGI region and the Highlands region to run their competition. Kimbe plays host to the NGI leg which kicks off yesterday while the Highlands region will start theirs on Tuesday 02nd August.
The winners of the men’s and women’s divisions of the NGI Regional Besta qualifiers will then join the other regional winners for the finals in Lae in September.
Waname said one of the biggest achievements by the Kimbe Soccer Association is securing associations such as Kapora and Tamba, Silanga, Barema and Buvusi that have become member associations under KSA.
He added that this include NBPOL Soccer Association who is also an affiliate of the PNGFA.
“Other member associations include Talasea, Kulu Dagi, Kumbago, Kapiura, Dami and Mosa that play under NBPOL Soccer Association. We have opened up and the associate members have come in and there is an increase,” Waname said.