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Papua New Guinea Men’s Team ready to take on Fiji

They have played three games so far, winning two against Cook Islands 4 – 0 and Kiribati 17 – 1 respectively and drew against Tahiti 1-1.

Currently running second in their pool with seven points from their three games, they take on pool leaders, Fiji on nine points, tomorrow at 2pm PNG time.

Fiji who has now qualified for the semi finals will have star striker, Roy Krishna, absent due to suspension. PNG will see the return of Cyril Muta following his suspension against Kiribati, however star striker Reginald Davani has a hamstring injury which may well see him miss the rest of the tournament.

Apart from Davani, Farina will have a full complement of players to select from.

A win for PNG will see them qualify as pool leaders and a draw will secure second spot and a place in the semi finals.

However, goal difference may well prove crucial and at this time a narrow defeat to Fiji may well see them still qualify dependant on the Tahiti/Kiribati result.

PNG will know what they have to do prior to the game with the Tahiti/Kiribati match being played in the morning.

According to head coach Frank Farina, “the boys have played well resulting in the two wins and one draw”.
“The players have gained many new experiences taking part in the Pacific Games and are looking forward to Monday and I’m sure the boys are prepared to take on Fiji in tomorrow’s match”, said coach Farina.