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PNGFA prepare men’s national team

Despite missing out on goal deference in the 2011 Pacific games, this is the new beginning for the team as they work their way towards 2015 Pacific Games.

The journey started last month with the first camp in Lae Academy from 23rd – 28th June with the recent one in Port Moresby from 23rd – 30th July. Players identified and selected for the camp were selected from the National Soccer League with few overseas based players while also new talented players were identified and added to the train on squad.

Assistant coach Reginald Davani said there are core of players they have already and are building around that core while at the same time identify some new players. The training programme would be intense and would focus on possession based style of football.

“At the moment the core of players are from Port Moresby and Lae with few from Mount Hagen, Wau, Madang and six overseas based players but all of them have to impress to make the final squad,” said Davani.

He said next twelve months they have a few camps in Australia with friendly games in South East Asia and looking at finalising the squad next year after the National Soccer League.

“We set our goals very high and we want to win gold and anything less than a medal will be disappointing for us,” Davani said.

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