WAWENS ARE DETERMINED TO LIFT THEIR GAME AT OFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
FC Morobe Wawens have been preparing for the past two months and are determined to make their debut felt at the OFC Champions League in Fiji next month.
Wawens are one of the two teams that will be representing Papua New Guinea at the OFC Champions League when it gets underway in Fiji for Group B while PNG champion club Toti City FC is in Group A.
Wawens will be going up against the host Lautoka FC (Fiji), AS Central Sport (Tahiti) and Henderson Eels (Solomon Island) while Toti City FC will face off AS Tefana (Tahiti), Malampa Revivors (Vanuatu) and host Henghene Sport in New Caledonia.
Morobe Wawens players are all intact with the inclusion of three Nigerian players however club President Peter Seske said the three players are awaiting their visa confirmations to travel to PNG to team up the club in Lae for 2019 National Soccer League and also to boost their maiden OFC campaign in Lautoka, Fiji.
“We have also a Brazilian and an Australian player showing interest but may join the club later during the year,” said Seske.
“However we have faith in our own local players who we believe will step up for the OFC campaign.”
The club will be making its debut entry in the OFC Champions League and are looking forward to lift their performance when the tournament gets underway in Fiji next month.
26 CLUBS ENDORSED BY NSL MANAGEMENT
With two more weeks left before the Papua New Guinea’s semi-professional soccer competition, the National Soccer League kicks off in the respective regions of the country, twenty six franchise clubs have been endorsed by the NSL management for the Board’s approval.
Eight franchises are confirmed to participate for the Southern Conference, seven franchises for Northern, five franchise for New Guinea Islands and Highlands has six.
According to NSL manager Leslie Babaga, the twenty six franchises has been endorsed by the PNGFA/NSL Management for the NSL Board’s approval of their participation.
“PNGFA/NSL Management has acknowledge the twenty six franchises and it’s now for the NSL Board to give the final approval and endorsement of which teams will take part in the 2019 season,” said Babaga.
However the deadline for Expression of Interest has been extended to Friday 18 January for clubs to finalise their EOI for submission while the competition will commences on Saturday 26 January with a soft launch on 25 January.
The NSL is expecting six teams from NGI and Highlands respectively while there is likely to be eight teams participating in Southern while Northern Conference to have seven.
The Eight teams confirmed for the Southern Conference are Southern Strikers FC, Hekari United FC, Eastern Stars FC, Port Moresby United FC, PRK Gulf Komara FC, Central United FC, FC Bougainville and Star Mountain FC.
Northern Conference (Momase) has seven teams and they are Toti City FC, Morobe United FC, FC Morobe Wawens, Besta PNG United FC, Lahi FC, Markham FC and Tusbab Stallions FC.
Highlands has Aporro Mai FC, Enga Laima FC, Kagua Erave FC, Mt Hagen FC, Blue Kumuls FC and Simbu FC while New Guinea Islands has West Tribe FC, Admiralty Peliou FC, Chebu AROB FC, Radazz FC and Talasea FC.
PNG during the anthems. OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2018, Samoa vs. Papua New Guinea, Stade Yoshida, Kone, New Caledonia.
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