NFS ready to host FIFA World Cup

Caption: left Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten holding the signed agreement with PNG Football Association President David Chung.


THE National Football Stadium (NFS) will be the host of the final match of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, and was officially signed to the FIFA Local Organising Committee on Wednesday.

PNG Football Association President David Chung thanked Oil Search and the Trustees Board on coming on board to help with providing the venue for the U20 Women’s World Cup.

Chung and Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten signed the venue hire agreement signifying the usage of the stadium.

“I would like to thank Oil search Limited for coming on board to assist and facilitate the use of this stadium,” Chung said.

“Today the signing of this user agreement is agreeable by both parties who are vey willing to make this FIA U20 Womens World Cup a success in our country.”

The National Football Stadium is the home of rugby league in the country and was recently painted with soccer lines and the posts removed all ready for the World Cup in November.

Botton who is also the chairman of the National Football stadium Trustees board, said the board and Oil Search had the pleasure of ensuring the usage of the stadium and extended his gratitude towards The Local Organizing Committee.

“It’s a pleasure and privilege to help host a major event for PNG to the president and the team that will deliver the games it’s a great pleasure to see the games here in PNG, it’s very hard work put in by the Local Organising Committee and the efforts of the PNG government as well and I wish the PNG team the very best,” Botton said

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