Papua New Guinea Kapuls midfielder Jacob Sabua has signed with the Malaita Kings Football Club of Solomon Island to bolster the Kings attacking ability in the midfield.
The 23-year-old, who played in the World Cup Qualifier Stage 3 against Tahiti and Solomon Islands early this year, will join Malaita Kings in the Solomon Islands National Soccer League — S-League.
Jacob arrived in Honiara last Wednesday and played his first match on Sunday against Western United.
The soft-spoken midfielder thanked Malaita Kings for giving him the opportunity to expose his talent at the Solomon Islands premier competition.
Hailing from Buang, Morobe, Sabua has played soccer since primary school.
“I feel excited, it’s another step of my football carrier so I was feeling happy playing here,” said Sabua.
The code has been part of his life from his childhood to his teenage years, and that has given him a strong belief in his ability.
Sabua started is football career playing in a registered competition while studying at Nawae Secondary School in Morobe.
He debuted with the Sogeram soccer club as a winger in the Lahi Soccer Association, and was recruited into the PNGFA Soccer Academy in Lae.
While at the academy in 2009, he trialled for PNGFA’s development side, Besta PNG United, made the squad and has been playing in the PNG’s National Soccer League ever since.
Sabua had a short run with Lae City Dwellers in National Soccer last month before his signing with Malaita Kings.
His favourite player is England legend David Beckham.
“David Beckham is my favourite soccer player.”
“I watch clips of him every week when I can and it helps me in my game.”
His families in Lae are proud of his achievement and are all backing him to achieve his dream to be a professional footballer one day.