The official mascot of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, SUSA yesterday visited (October 4, 2016) St. Therese Primary School where hundreds of primary school students and their teachers were there to welcome her.
The students went up in roars cheering SUSA on as she made her way into the school grounds.
Susa’s visits coincided with the FIFA ‘11 for Health’ Legacy Program that is currently being run in 16 schools within NCD.
An overjoyed head teacher, Mrs Christine Tsuga who is also the vice president of the Port Moresby Soccer Association said it was a privilege for the school to have Susa visit.
She said it was the first time for students and teachers to meet Susa and they were glad that Susa had visited them.
“The U-20 Women’s World Cup 2016 not only promotes soccer amongst women but at the same time it promotes gender issues such as violence against women and encourages women to break cultural bears, excel in education and to learn about discipline.
She added PNG is privileged to have such an international match to be played in the country because it puts PNG on the world Map and promotes the development of football in the country.
The students of St. Therese Primary School were so excited of Susa’s visit and are looking forward to watching the tournament because they were informed that the gate fee would be as low as K2 for students.
The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 will be held from 13 November to 3 December.