Papua New Guinea International Defender Roland Bala joined Miramar Rangers and Team Wellington of New Zealand after spending time in the Gold Coast Premier League with Coomera Colts Soccer Club in Australia in 2016.
Before his short stint in Australia he played for Football Club Port Moresby in the National Soccer League in PNG.
Bala who is 26 is excited to be coming to Wellington, “I signed because I like the set up and the coaching and support staff and I know I will learn a lot and continue to improve and develop as a football player.”
“It is a really a big blessing and honor to be part of this team. Both Miramar and Team Wellington have a professional set up and good technical and support staff so will be a good challenge for me to rise up to that level.
“I’m impressed by the style of play both teams have and what they are trying to achieve” Bala says.
Miramar coach Wiremu Patrick was pleased to have Bala on board and said, “Bala is a great athlete and has good ability at his feet. He has a great pedigree and most importantly, is very excited about being here and playing for Miramar Rangers and Team Wellington.”
Both Biramar and Team Wellington have had top players from the Islands come through previously with the likes of Henry Fa’arodo and Michael Fifi so hopefully Bala can do the same”