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FC Port Moresby eye fiery return

The club entered the Telikom sponsored semi-professional league in 2013, making the final against Hekari United, which they lost 1-0.

According to club Head Coach Robert Popat, the side was keen to repeat their debut season effort by making the final and even going one better in 2015.

If FC POM were to win the title, it would have been a record in itself, with the club in only its second season and most likely needing to beat nine time reigning champions Hekari, who have been by far the most consistent performer over the competition’s nine year history.

The club had managed to retain their 2013 squad with new recruits in the likes of Andrew Marampau, Andrew Lepani and Joshua Niebo.

Popat said he was not expecting the competition to be easy with clubs like Admiralty and Oro proving in 2014 that they had the quality to be competitive against Hekari.

The semi-professional competition kicks off on Saturday 24 January with FC POM travelling to Lae to face the newcomers Lae City Dwellers FC.

Leading up to that preparation FC POM played two friendlies against Admiralty FC with the first one last Saturday saw Admiralty won 1-0. Building on that loss, FC POM come back more organize in their second friendly played yesterday which they beat Admiralty 2-1.

The club is sponsored by NCD Governor Powes Pakop – who is the clubs patron together with Puma Energy.

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