Sports Minister and Member for Kandep Don Polye, gave a thumbs up for the tremendous effort by the Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) in the development of women’s soccer in the country.
The minister, when speaking at the recent announcement of the PNG men’s side to play in the inaugural MSG PM’s Cup, said this good support from the PNGFA under President John Kapi Natto saw the success of the PNG National Team in the recent OFC Women’s Nations Cup.
“I’m very proud to see people like the president showing leadership and encouraging development of soccer in women and women have done very well,” said the minister.
Polye said football developing under Kapi natto’s stewardship has seen soccer developing from one stage to another and one of those successes in the development was the success of the women’s national team.
It is successes like these that the minister said the government will continue to support the development of all sporting codes in the country, because sports is also a tool of development in any country.
“I see sports as an integral human development component of the country’s progress, and I will support with all my heart the best I can to make sure sports becomes a true reality in Papua New Guinea.”
Minister Polye later added that under this government, he strongly believes that sports will flourish in the country.