PAPUA New Guinea champion club Toti City FC left with high hopes for Vanuatu this morning and will be making their third appearance at the OFC Champions League on Saturday.
The club will kick off their campaign against Cook Islands’ Tupapa Maraerenga this weekend and will be banking on its senior local and two invitational island players to give their best shot at the upcoming 2018 Oceania Champions League in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Coach Peter Gunemba said the team will rely on homegrown senior players in skipper Raymond Gunemba, Nigel Dabinyaba, Emmanuel Simon, Jacob Sabua and Ronald Warisan for their campaign.
“With the injection of the two Solomon Islander Andrew Rarangia (defender) and Tutizama Tanito, I am sure we can win some pool matches to decide our next phase of play,” the confident coach said
“Carrying the flag of the country and Morobe province is not an easy task for us but we will give our best shot at the competition to make our country, province and our sponsor Lae Biscuit Company proud.”
“I think we have prepared well after going undefeated over four rounds of the National Soccer League competition, but we are wary of Ba FC and Nalkutan FC who will be fielding some of their best players, however with the high level of football display by the team during the NSL games, I’m confident we will improvement from last year’s performance,” says Gunemba.
Dwellers were placed in Pool A with Vanuatu’s Nakultan FC, Fiji’s Ba FC and Cook Islands’ Tupapa Maraerenga FC.