The women’s team left last last weekend for their lead up matches in Australia before departing for the Olympic Qualifiers in Tonga.
Selections have also been made during the national soccer league for the Under 20 Olympic Qualifiers in Taupo, New Zealand. Twenty players have been selected for the event. The squad will be accompanied by five officials. They will be leaving for Australia tomorow before heading for the big event in New Zealand.
The current team is a strong set of players with blended with talent and skills. The Olympic Qualifiers will be held from March 16- 25.
PNG is among seven nations including American Samoa, Fiji, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. The finals will be held after the groups stages with the winners advancing to represent the Oceania region at the Olympic football Tournament in London from July 26th to August 11.
Ronald Warisan, Joey Kala (goalkeepers), Rolland Bala, Lee Wabing, Daniel Joe, Kila Polena, Japath Tiampo, Peter Yang (defenders), Elliud Fugre, Emmanuel Simon, Wilson Giasuau, Nigel Dabinyaba, Max Sengum, Wira Wama, Amon Meki (midfielders), Jamaal Seeto, Alwin Komolong, Lap Embel, Vanya Malagian, and Ronald Sohuru (strikers).
The head coach is former Australian socceroo, Frank Farina, assistant coach, Wesley Waiwai, team manager, Stanley Khana and assistant coach Bob Morris.
The tournament starts on March 16-24.