Kapi Natto said during Hekari’s light training session at the West Lake Boys High School oval yesterday.
He added that this year the team did not bring any big name players and it is pretty new to the challenge except for few senior players like David Muta, Koriak Upaiga, Daniel Joe, Leslie Kalai with two Solomon Islanders in former Western United striker Gagama Feni, Joses Nawo from Amicale FC and Pita Bolatoga from Fiji, bringing in the experience needed.
“We achieve our goal in last year’s OFC Champions League to qualify a second team from PNG and we did.
This year, I have urge the players to believe in themselves and go one step further by making the finals,” Kapi Natto said.
He said it is a new look team this year but the players must stay focus and believe in themselves to take the team to the finals.
“We have a good team but the challenge is now on the players to really give their hearts out in the game and the results will come on its own,” Kapi Natto said.
After a 2-2 draw against Western Springs AFC in an international friendly played on Wednesday in Auckland, head coach Jerry Allen is concerned of the players attitude towards the big game, stressing on how tough it is to be competing at that level.
“We are not here for a holiday, we are here on a mission to accomplish that. We are here representing PNG therefore we must give all our heart to the game and deliver what we came here for.”