Papua New Guinea and Tahiti will go head-to-head for the road to Russia 2018 in Port Moresby later this month.
PNG’s preparation has already got underway since last Sunday with thirteen players already in camp while the other ten are expected to arrive during the week.
PNG coach Flemming Serritslev said we should have the full 23 man’s squad in Port Moresby before 19 March.
“We have 16 days remaining to prepare ourselves and so far I am happy with our preparation. The local players have fit in well with the overseas based players and we are already seeing the results.”
“We know that the road to the world cup will not be easy as a lot of hard work is required but I am confident we have a good team capable of challenging for the title.
“The team is really shaping up for the qualifier but at the moment we are concentrating on our home match against Tahiti on the 23 March, then we will take each game as it comes.” says Serritslev.
He said this week the coaching staff has been concentrating on fitness, finishing and strengthening the combinations between players.
We are preparing well and the boys are working very hard – we will do our best in the qualifier.” Serritslev says.
Coach Flemming Serritslev last week has announced his final 23 man’s squad to take-on Tahiti on 23 March in Port Moresby at Sir John Guise Stadium.
The final 23 man’s squad: Ila David, Charles Lepani, Ronald Warisan, Felix Komolong, Alwin Komolong, Clement Willis, Brad McDonald, Philip Steven, David Browne, Samuel Kini, Nigel Dabinyaba, Michael Foster, Wira Wama, Donovan Murray, Jacob Sabua, Emmanuel Simon, Jamie Woodlock, Stahl Gubag, Patrick Aisa, Richard Alois, Giwi Simon, Raymond Gunemba, George Slefandorfas.