The Lae City Dwellers ended their preparation with two friendly in Fiji on a high with confidence boosting 3-2 win over Suva FC in the first friendly on Friday and went ahead defeating Fiji national side 4-3 yesterday in their second friendly.
After the two friendly in Fiji, Dwellers leave for New Zealand today, Dwellers head coach Peter Gunemba says the two wins had put them into the competition mode.
Gunemba is delighted to have pencilled in the match and believes it will form a vital part of his team’s preparations for OFC Champions League.
“It’s important to have games against high-level players and teams leading up to any tournament,” he says. “To play against competitive teams such as Fiji national team and Suva FC can only help boost our preparations.”
Gunemba feels confident his charges are capable of causing upsets in the OFC campaign.
“Taking that further step to a new level is the objective for Lae City Dwellers, with that the boys have shown so much positive transformation and many improvements. I have faith in my boys and I believe they will deliver and make PNG proud.” says Gunemba.
Dwellers are in group C with Malampa Revivors of Vanuatu, Western United of Solomon Island and Auckland City of New Zealand.
Dwellers will face Malampa Revivors on Saturday 11 March.