Aisa plays with PNG pride

Much has been said about the Kapuls lead up into the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier but the mystery behind their victory remains unfold.

Some of the Papua New Guinea’s best players are in the Kapuls pack but the one that has stood out lately is striker Patrick Aisa.

Aisa stands out in the pack for two reasons, first his speed and second his skills and the talent he has, the youngster still has much to offer to the national team and to the country.  

Scoring a goal to help his team beat Tahiti for the first time will be a memory that will linger as long as PNG Kapuls Patrick Aisa lives.

The 23-year old striker who was instrumental in both games against Tahiti in March said the historical victory was blessing from God.

Before I say anything further, I just want to say thank you to God who was in the forefront and we put him first in our football.

“So the win came from God because we put him front and left all the negative things behind us. Like any other player who scores for his country, the young man from Morobe and Central was humble yet proud of his contribution to the win.

“When I scored that goal I felt so happy. I knew that it was a huge thing for the team and I was so happy to contribute and I know that was a result of hard training.”

Aisa was recently questioned for his involvement with Rapatona FC who is a member of the rebel association and in his response he said, “It is always my biggest desire to play for the country and with the association who is recognized by FIFA and OFC.”

“I was just doing one trail with Rapatona FC to keep my fitness level and it is not my aim to join them playing in the FFPNG National Premier League competition,” Aisa says.

He said being a sporting star for your country is far beyond the excitement you get when something amazing happens to your life.

“You get the national pride and the honor of being called a Papua New Guinean at international event such as FIFA world Cup Qualifiers or OFC tournaments and that you will not forget easily.

“Such feeling comes when you are dedicated and committed to your football career with the aim to achieve bigger dreams, Aisa said. 

Aisa is currently in training with the Port Moresby based players under coach Flemming Serritslev every week at Bisini Soccer Grounds preparing for the their upcoming two matches against Solomon Islands.  

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