Madang Football Club was presented with K50, 000 by Papua New Guinea Football Association today at the Jackson’s International terminal before the team leaves for New Caledonia for their campaign in the OFC Champions League.
Madang Football Club chairman Dr Miok Komolong upon receiving the cheque from PNGFA senior vice president John Wesley Gonjuan, said the assistance was timely and thank PNG Football Association for the assistance.
“I commend PNG Football Association for the timely assistance and for the mother body to step in is something we value and appreciate very much.
“We’re looking forward for our campaign in New Caledonia and to make PNG proud, said Komolong.
PNGFA senior vice president said the financial assistance is PNGFA’s mission for this year to support our clubs who participated in the 2017 OFC Champion League challenge.
He said the money will go towards assisting the team in their preparation and their stay in New Caledonia.
Gonjuan told the players that as sports personnel, you must be role models, promoting good cooperation and positive values when on the field of play.
Papua New Guinea Football Association also praised the U-17 side following their historic 2-1 win over Tahiti at the OFC U-17 Championship and hopes their success spur Madang FC and Lae City Dwellers to achieve the same result in their campaign at the OFC Champions League.
Madang is in Group A with host Magenta FC of New Caledonia, AS Central of Tahiti and Lupe Ole Soaga of Samoa. Madang meets AS Central Sports in their opening clash at Stade Numa Daly on February 25.