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The 14U girls of Southern United Football Club, the 14U Kanoa 1 boys, and the 12U boys of Shirley’s FC are the soccer champions of the TakeCare NMIFA Youth Spring League 2023 after their championship games last Saturday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.
Top seed SUFC hushed second seed Kanoa, 2-0; Kanoa 1 ran Matansa FC ragged through the pitch and won, 5-1; while Shirley’s triumphed over Kanoa via penalty shootout, 5-3.
SUFC’s Rosie Saralu scored both of her team’s goals in the second minute and in the 25th minute. That was all it took as Kanoa were overpowered on the pitch and could not get on the board.
TAKECARE YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE 2023
The Northern Mariana Islands Football Association is the governing body of football in the Northern Mariana Islands. The NMIFA received full membership into the East Asian Football Federation in 2008. After years of active participation as an Associate Member, the NMIFA was admitted into the Asian Football Confederation as an Ordinary Member in December 2020.