In a press conference yesterday in Port Moresby, 11 out of the 12 associations (Hekari, Mendi, Wabag, Lae, Manus, Bougainville, Koupa, Madang, Goroka, NCD Public Servants Soccer and Tabubil) vouched their support for Chairman of Hekari, John Kapi Natto to start the competition as soon as possible.
Only representatives from the Lahi soccer association were not present.
7 of the 12 soccer associations recently suspended by the PNG Football Association include Hekari, Mendi, Wabag, Lae, Manus, Bougainville and Koupa.
This makes 12 out of the 18 soccer associations under the PNG Football Association that are pushing to start the Super League.
“I am here telling you with these 12 presidents that we have unanimously agreed we will form a new association in this country.
“This association is going to start from Vanimo to Milne Bay, from Manus and Kavieng down to Western Province.
“We’re going to do it where we will incorporate it with the Investment Promotion Authority. We will register it. We will have a Constitution. We will register it with the PNG Sports Federation.
“These 12 associations have given me that mandate. We will write to the Sports Minister and tell the government and people of PNG that we will create a new association.
“These 12 associations will endorse a new Super League that will start,” said Kapi Natto.
Kapi Natto added that clubs pulling out from the Telikom National Soccer League competition will join the new Super League.
“I started the National Soccer League seven years ago, it’s not very hard to put all the things back together. Everything is there, I just need good men with great passion and great energy to get it going,” said Kapi Natto.
He added that an interim executive would be put in place to go forward with the hatching of the new Super League national soccer competition.