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National Women’s Team final camp

The purpose of the camp was to finalize and select the team for the OFC Olympic Qualifiers which will be held in Tonga in March.

Coach Steven Mune has reduced the squad to 20 players while ten are on the non-travelling reserve list. The bulk of the team is experienced having taken part in the Pacific Games in Noumea.

Selected players from other centres are expected to be traveling in to Port Moresby by 15 February to join the rest of the team before they depart for Australia with the date yet to be confirmed.

The date for the tournament has also been brought forward to 1st March this year which means the team will be travelling to Australia for seven days lead up matches before they leave for Tonga on the 27th February via New Zealand.

According to head coach Steven Mune, a good number of experienced players who have taken part in the Noumea games and those who have also missed out have also been selected to join the firepower in the frontline.

“I am confident the team will perform well in the Olympic Qualifiers in Tonga and hopefully progress to take on New Zealand in the decider to go to the big event in the U.K,” said coach Mune.

Selected players after final camp;

Fidelma Watpore, Kiwi Tova, Katherine Saliau, Linah Honeaki, Dorcas Sesevo, Agai Max, Aida Gerota, Esther Kenatsi, Defeny Francis, Babara Muta, Esther Muta, Jacqlyn Chalau, Claire Tsuga, Daisy Winas, Sandra Birum, Deslyn Siniu, Georgina Kaikas, Rumona Morris, Zeena Limbai, Fatima Rama

Non Travelling Reserves

Alexia Stephen, Helen Lebong, Carol Obi, Unis Nabalu, Alicendra Elijah, Elen Taito, Lavina Hola, Matilda Tomlin, Even Gabon, Migan Gunemba

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