Phoenix crowned UPNG female soccer champions

first_imgThe match was a replay of the 2013 final and this time it was a contrary turn over for the defending champions Morobe FC.Morobe FC jumped ahead through a penalty goal right after the opening minutes.Phoenix FC regrouped to equalize before half-time from  a stunning footy from Jessica Nawi from the mid with a chip kick passed the back liners for Esther Kurabi to score and draw the match 1-1 before half time .Phoenix FC came out strong in the second half and continued to pressure Morobe defense with 8 goal kicks.With only five on the clock, Phoenix found an opening to break the tie when Bethelle Kasir picks up a loose ball from an opponent pushing a through ball between two defenders as Bertha Yapi scooped the ball with a right footed kick over the goal keeper to jiggle the back of the net.However, the Morobean’s taken five more shots but were unable to put another goal together, ending the game with a score of 2-1.Phoenix will walk away with a K10, 000 cash prize this Friday after the presentation.last_img read more