PNGFA extends Moon’s contract

Monday, 12 February 2024, 2:08 pm

PNG men's head coach Warren Moon [center] flanked by PNGFA president John Kapi Natto and secretary Gordon Manub [Supplied: PNGFA]

Papua New Guinea Football Association has extended the contract for Australian-based Warren Moon to coach the PNG Kapuls for another year.

This will allow coach Moon to prepare the Kapuls for the OFC Nations Cup and World Cup Qualifiers later this year.

After his first gig with the PNG side last year in the 2023 Pacific Games, he has impressed the PNG Football Association in his short stint, paving way for him to continue his role as Men’s national head coach.

Moon will lead Kapuls to this year’s edition of OFC Nations Cup planned for Port Villa, Vanuatu in June and the World Cup qualifiers in the third quarter of 2024.

He was on a three-month contract to mentor the PNG Kapuls team to the recently concluded Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands, and now has got the nod from the country’s top football executive committee to continue his work.

A media statement from PNGFA confirmed that coach Moon arrived in the country on Sunday.

He joined PNGFA from the Brisbane Lion FC in the Queensland State League where he served in various roles including the Technical Director being the latest.

PNGFA General Secretary Gordon Manub says he is optimistic of Moon’s engagement as he believes his current and past involvement in Australian football at the highest level will benefit PNGFA in the long run.