Sport: PNG Football plans to prove doubters wrong

12:41 pm on 26 March 2015

Papua New Guinea plan to prove their doubters wrong when they host next year's Under 20 Women's Football World Cup.

PNG beat the rival bid from Sweden at FIFA's executive committee meeting in Zurich last week.

The General Secretary of the PNGFA, Dimrit Mileng, says despite some people questioning the decision to award the tournament to Papua New Guinea, they're confident of putting on a World Cup to remember.

"There's always been questions surrounding activities in this part of the world and the region because, in terms of resource, we're still developing. I can assure the rest of the world that we didn't go to ask FIFA without asking the Government, and the Government gave us 101 percent support. The Government is already pulling its weight around to establish what should be done since Saturday morning. I can assure the rest of the world that when we put an event together we'd like to make it enjoyable and safe for everyone who comes to visit".

The Women's World Cup will take place in November 2016.