With just a week away before the OFC Women’s Nations Cup kicks off, PNG women’s coach Peter Gunemba is putting up his plan to prepare a better team for the challenge.
Among the best of PNG’s players is Marie Kaipu from NCDPSSA who finally called into the team to bolster the team’s speed up front.
Gunemba said players selected are from Lae, Madang, Kimbe, Simbu, Goroka and Port Moresby. The players selected were actually the best, most are current PNG representative.
With the days counting down Gunemba has already putting up his plan to prepare his best team for the coming event.
Twenty-three players have been called in for a week-long training camp in Lae which begins today and ends on Sunday.
Gunemba said it is hell a lot of job to do at a very limited time but this camp was purposely to monitor the players understanding of the game and establish combinations between players.
“We will be working on our game plans, and studying our opponents. We have a short time to prepare but I’m confident we’ll do well,” Gunemba said.
The tournament will be held in New Caledonia between 18 November – 01 December 2018.
The tournament will serve as the Oceania qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the winner qualifying for the World Cup in France.
Fixtures: Pool A – PNG v Samoa (Nov 18), PNG v New Caledonia (Nov 21) and PNG v Tahiti (Nov 24).
The final squad will be announced on Wednesday.