Running for over three years now, the Morata Soccer League competition in the nation’s capital has showcased young, raw talent in the code of football.
Attracting 66 teams, with 24 men’s and 22 women’s, the competition is hoping to attract even more teams from outside of Port Moresby for its next season.
The suburban league has attracted a few teams from around the National Capital District, especially from the areas of 9 Mile and 8 Mile.
President and founder of the Morata Soccer League, Jerry Iniga, started the association three years ago, and since then youths in Morata made it their responsibility to create their own clubs and take part in the competition.
Iniga said the competition in the area attracted many young people to join the association, and the momentum towards the interest in the code is increasing immensely.
Tournament Director, Gibson Kinau, said some of the youths involved in the competition have represented Team NCD, not just in the code of football but in other codes as well.
As of next weekend, the team will be going into their top 8 play-off matches.