The Soccer Academy in Kimbe is one million kina closer to realization.
This was the amount West New Britain Governor, Sasindran Muthuvel, handed over to PNGFA President, David Chung, in Port Moresby yesterday.
It represents the West New Britain Provincial Government’s counterpart funding toward the project.
At a media conference in Port Moresby yesterday, the West New Britian Governor was happy to meet the province’s commitment to the K2.4 million academy.
The Governor was also pleased to note that FIFA gave its approval for the construction of this academy, not only to promote soccer, but other codes as well, using this facility. This facility will also be used when the province hosts the PNG games in 2016.
PNGFA president David Chung was grateful for WNB honoring its commitment.
Chung said formal approval for the academy in Bougainville is expected to be granted by FIFA at its meeting on March 22nd.
There will be a ground breaking ceremony in April or May of this year for the academy in Bougainville. The AROB government has committed counterpart funding of US$600,000 (K1.3million) with FIFA to meet the other half, to construct this new facility.
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