Like any football club in PNG, Hekari has lived up to its motto that is No, Pain, No Gain and the drive, discipline, dedication and commitment given with right training regime has by far made Hekari one of the most successful football club in history of PNG and Oceania region.
Not only that, ever since John Kapi Natto and his wife Vonnie took over as the owner of the club, Christian moral and principles have always been the corner stone of the club.
“It’s our dream and passion for the sport we love but more importantly giving opportunity to the players that have come to join the club the chance to know and having faith in our good Lord who has always blesses us in his own ways,” said Vonnie, who is also the club manager.
Hekari United wants to go one better at this year’s OFC Champions League challenge in Auckland, New Zealand.
Club owner John Kapi Natto said this is the club’s objective and they will be joined by fellow PNG side, the Lae City Dwellers.
“We did well last year and based on that performance, opened the door for a second PNG side in the challenge.
“The Lae City Dwellers will do well but our aim is to top our pool and make the semi-finals,” Kapi Natto said.
Hekari has drafted three more players in Pita Bolaitoga, Gagame Feni and Joses Nawo for the campaign.
Bolaitoga is a veteran Champions League campaigner with the club, while Nawo joins the club from Amicale of Vanuatu and Gagame Feni moves from Team Wellington.
The three add their experience and skills to the current Reds set up and the club are hoping for positive results in their 10th appearance at the OFC Champions League (formerly O-League).
Kapi Natto is confident that his men can make the final. Hekari’s main threat would be Team Wellington.
AS Lossi (New Caledonia) and Suva (Fiji) are the other teams in Hekari’s pool.