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NSL heavyweights face off

TOTI City FC is desperate to keep their winning run intact in the clash with Madang FC when round three of the National Soccer League gets underway in Lae and Port Moresby tomorrow.

Lae will also be hosting the first double header of the National Soccer League this season at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium.

There are two rounds of NSL matches to go for the reigning champions Toti City FC and the runners-up Madang FC before they depart for their OFC Champions League campaign in Vanuatu.

Both will be expected to showcase what they have in store and if their preparations for the Oceania meet have been on target.The Oceania challenge will be held next month.

FC Morobe Wawens, who is making its debut in this year’s competition, will be looking for its first win against Buang FC. However, do Morobe Wawens have the quality of players that can push its claim?

Otherwise, Buang FC has proven in the last season that it has the calibre of players who can compete at that level after finishing off on a high note towards the end of the NSL season last year.

In Port Moresby, Besta United FC meets Southern Strikers in the other NSL match. Besta United FC coach Harrison Kamake has a lot of talented young guns who are mixing it with the big boys in the NSL and have definitely risen to the occasion at that level.

Kamake said Besta FC is the PNG development side but these youngsters have shown that they can mix it with their senior colleagues in the NSL.

He can see a bright and welcoming future for the current Besta PNG United FC players in football.

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