A six-mAn FIFA delegation slipped into the country quietly and left last Thursday, after assessing the stadiums and hotels in Port Moresby, which will host the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.
The delegation will make recommendations to FIFA on what the Papua New Guinea Football Association and the National Government will do to host the World Cup tournament next year.
The delegation visited four stadiums, assessing the surface of the pitch, training venues and hotels.
The delegates were split into two groups — one visiting all the hotels in Port Moresby, while the other visited the match and training facilities.
The purpose of the visit was to get a firsthand impression of the facilities before making any recommendations.
The Games venues that they visited were the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium, Sir John Guise Stadium, Lloyd Robson Oval and Bisini Parade.
The training venues visited were the Port Moresby International School, Port Moresby National High School, University of Papua New Guinea, Institute of Public Administration and Korobosea International School. PNGFA president David Chung said the visiting team only inspected the facilities in Port Moresby, while the local organising committee will travel to Lae, Kokopo and Wewak to file photos and reports for further recommendations.
Chung said a local organising committee was expected to be formed soon to start work on preparations.
The PNG Host Organising Committee will wait for the feedback from these groups and will work with PNGFA to ensure the country presents the best FIFA U20 World Cup in Port Moresby next year. The Natioinal