The PNG Kapuls arrived back in the country on Friday in good spirits after their historical 2-1 win over Tahiti in Papeete.
Coach, Flemming Serritslev said the game was won in the same way as the first game in Port Moresby.
“This time, since we were equal in playing numbers, we had the upper hand for most of the match. We knew that victory in the second match was absolutely necessary to continue in the World Cup qualifiers.”
Satisfied with the result, Serristlev said the Road to Russia for the Kapuls was a long one as they set their sights to face Melanesian neighbours Solomon Islands in home and away matches in June.
“We still have a long way to go but now we have reached our first objective by winning and the next objective is to beat Solomon Islands twice.
Serritslev added on that the feeling in camp was good and the team deserved the win.
“I think I’ve succeeded in giving the players self-confidence. That’s really important going into a match that the players believe in themselves and believe in the team.
“Every time we put the PNG uniform on, we fight for the country. We want to make all Papua New Guineans proud,” said Serritslev.