Moving forward, that was the message by Port Moresby Soccer Association President John Wesley Gonjuan, as he welcomed clubs and teams to the 2014 Annual General Meeting.
PMSA President, John Wesley Gonjuan when thanking the members of his executive committee in his welcome remarks to representatives from the major clubs, commended them on the step forward taken, labeling the affiliation to PNGFA as a highlight of 2013 and also extended praise to both the men and women’s team’s winning the BESTA cup.
Along with his executive’s, Gonjuan highlighted 2014 as the year of reconciliation, and urged clubs within the association to work together for the benefit of football and shy away from the petty politics that has plagued PMSA on previous occasions.
Items on the agenda included the Financial Report and adoption of the new constitution, which has been drafted and also importantly an appointment of an auditor to oversee their spending which in 2013, hit K500, 000.
There were concerns however raised over match venues, with the National Soccer League now using Bisini. John Wesley has stressed there will be a crisis come mid march with the development of Bisini Soccer grounds, however they are working in close conjunction with the PNG Sports Federation, to ensure that development can take place earlier with usage of the Sir John Guise Stadium part of their plan.
The biggest announcement was that there will be no major competitions until 2016, once the Pacific Games are ended.