The Papua New Guinea Kapuls have been boosted with the arrival of Holland based David Browne into the training camp as the countdown continues to the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying home game against Tahiti in Port Moresby this Thursday at the Sir John Guise Stadium.
The team has been in training for the last 3 weeks and also happy to welcome back their prolific striker Raymond Gunemba also based in New Zealand, midfielder Simon Emmanuel and goalkeeper, Ronald Warisan, the three just completed the Oceania Football Confederation Champions league representing Lae City Dwellers in New Zealand.
David Browne arrived into the country last week and has fitted into camp adding speed and power to support Gunemba, Malaysian based professional Nigel Dabinyaba and Australian based George Slefandorfas.
PNGFA Senior Vice President John Wesley Gonjuan said the camp is in high spirits and the team is looking forward to the Tahiti game urging Port Moresby residents to pack the Sir John Guise stadium in PNG Colours and flags and create a football atmosphere.
“This is the opportunity the country has been waiting for. The road to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 is wide open for the Oceania region and we can only progress with all stakeholders giving its support and for supporters to come in numbers. We did well in the OFC Nations Cup last year losing out to New Zealand in penalty shootouts”
“Let us all get together as a country, put Papua New Guinea first and show the region we are the emerging force in football. The team is looking really good, is training very well and are a proud group of young lads representing the country. They know the task ahead of them and are focussed. They need our support. ”
Mr Gonjuan said the tickets are now on sale at the Eurosports shop at Vision City at K50 Grand stand, K30 Opposite Stand and Behind Goal stands going at K10 and for Corporate Houses, VIP Boxes are also available.
Tahiti arrives into Port Moresby today and after the Thursday’s match both teams will fly off to Tahiti on Friday for the return match in Papeete on the 28th March. The Thursday’s game is scheduled to start at 4 pm.