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PNG U23 Men Lead up matches

There are four Australian clubs playing against the PNG side, of which the boys played Brisbane Strikers and Southport on Tuesday night which was a 2-2 draw and a 3- 2 score against Gold Coast Knights last night .

Frank Farina led his boys to a draw game in their first two matches against Brisbane Strikers on Sunday night 2-2, which was followed by another draw game against Southport 2-2 on Tuesday.

After a one day break on Wednesday, the PNG side missed out on a goal, losing to Gold Coast Knights 3-2.

According to Team Manager, Stanley Khanna, yesterday’s game was basically for the coach to identify players who can play with confidence in different positions.

“We have a good team and the coach is happy with the results so far. He has made the line up of eleven players to face the home team, New Zealand next week but trialing out everyone out on all the games is what we need to do in this stage,” said Stanley Khanna.

A break on Wednesday have given the boys a good recovery, which they have held the home side in the first quarter of the game but missed out on the opportunity to equalize lost in the final whistle 3-2.

Their last game played on Saturday against Pacific Pines was on the PNG side with goals by Jamaal Seeto scoring two goals while Wira Wama and Vanya Malagan added a goal each to seal the final result, 4-1.

The overall performance of the team looks promising which shows that they have the potential to cause upset in the qualifier if the same spirit and performance is maintained.

Assistant team manager, Mr. Bob Morris left Port Moresby with the rest of the team this last Friday to join the team in Gold Coast before departing for New Zealand on the 12th March.