It’s all good and the feeling is high in the PNG Kapuls camp with players and coaching staff realizing what needs to be done when they face Solomon Islands on Friday at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara.
Much has been said about their preparation and they have dug deep daily in training to bring out the expected result come the match day.
“We set goals for the team, we got two important games and that is to achieve six points.”
“The only thing we could wish was to have all the players here together when we started training but we have missed few overseas based players due to the dual citizenship but I’m satisfied with the players I have,” coach Serritslev said.
The coach also said that he has a good knowledge about the Solomon Islands team, having beaten them during a friendly in Honiara and also during the Nations Cup.
The bonding in the Kapuls team is quite overwhelming and the coach is pretty sure that they will come up with a much formidable side against Solomon Island.
Coach Serritslev said they have to win both games or a win and a draw to put them through to face New Zealand.
“Solomon Islands who are playing individually related relying on individual skills but if we play as a team and continuing to work as hard as we had been working until now I’m sure we can get a good result.” said Serritslev.
Meanwhile, defender Roland Bala has been recalled into the Kapuls fold again by coach Serritslev after missing out on two matches against Tahiti due to injury.
David Brown returns to the team after one match suspension having him sideline for their away match against Tahiti after receiving a red card in their home match against Tahiti in Port Moresby.
Kapuls will be playing without Nigel Dabinyaba in Solomon Island but he will return to play in their home match in Port Moresby on June 13. Dabinyaba was suspended for one match after receiving two yellow cards, one during the Nations Cup and one during their away match in Tahiti.
With nothing to loss, the team is intact and they will be working on achieving their goal and doing what’s good for the team in their home and away match against Solomon Islands.
The Kapuls leaves tomorrow to Honiara and will play Solomon Islands on Friday June 9 at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara.