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Former Vice-President of PNGFA claims he was dumped

Former Vice-President of PNGFA claims he was dumped

Updated 27 February 2013, 18:24 AEDT

A former vice President of Papua New Guinea's Football Association or PNGFA says he was dumped despite his efforts to develop soccer in the country.

John Kapi Nato single-handedly formed PNG's National Soccer League and owns top performing Hekari Football club.

In 2012, he ran for the PNGFA Presidency, but lost to incumbent and Oceania Football Confederation President, David Chung.

Mr Kapi Nato says as a result he was sacked as vice President and a member of the FIFA World Club Executive Committee without notification.

He's told our reporter, Firmin Nanol, Mr Chung allegedly orchestrated his dismissal after he challenged him because soccer wasn't progressing under his leadership.

Our reporter made several attempts to contact David Chung for his side of the story, but was unable to get a reply by the time this story went to air.

Presenter: Firmin Nanol

Speaker: A former vice President of Papua New Guinea's Football Association, John Kapi Nato

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