Football

Papua New Guinea soccer champions Toti City FC left Port Moresby for New Caledonia ahead of their Oceania Football Confederation Champions League campaign.

The Papua New Guinea champions will kick off their much anticipated opening match against AS Tefana of Tahiti on Saturday.

Toti City FC coach Peter Gunemba said the team has been in camp for the past three weeks and preparation had been going well.

“We played one match in the Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited National Soccer League and we are working to iron out our mistakes from these game but with the help of the high performance centre the boy’s spirit are high and looking forward for their games in New Caledonia, he said.

“Also the team has acquired the service of PNG Kapuls captain Michael Foster to provide his expertise in the midfield.

“So overall, we are preparing well and looking forward to start the tournament on a good note.”

This is our fourth time to the OFC Champions League and majority of the players had a taste of champions’ league and have played together.

“So, the entire team knows what I want them to do.”

He said every match in the Champions League was always tough and so would be the first match on Saturday.

Toti City FC is in Group A with host Hienghene Sport (New Caledonia), AS Tefana (Tahiti) and Malampa Revivors (Vanuatu).

The National

Raymond Nasse

Sports Editor

raymond@dailypost.vu

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