Kapuls can beat SI: Coach

The PNG Kapuls need to beat Solomon Islands by five goals this afternoon to top Pool B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier - OFC Stage 3.

Is this possible? Coach of the Kapuls, Flemming Serritslev, says yes.

“The starting points for the two teams couldn’t be much more different than the case is.

“The Solomon Islands know that one point will bring them to the regional final, whereas we would have to beat Solomon Islands 5-0 or five goals to go on to the next stage.

“I think everyone would say we’re on a mission impossible. But in football, anything can happen.

“Of course we believe we can do it,” said Serritslev.

He added that the plan to take on Solomon Islands is to attack and at the same time, avoid counter-attacks.

“Solomon Islanders are great footballers. They have good finishers.

“But the most important thing for us after last week’s defeat was to raise the mood of the players again. We have succeeded in doing this.

“No matter what happens, we will die with our boots on. We will give everything we can for this nation,” said Serritslev.

Kapuls skipper, Michael Foster, said the team is psyched for this afternoon.

“Straight after the loss in Solomon Islands, we had a talk. I just told the boys to forget about the loss. It’s gone. Training has been good and we’re all looking forward to this afternoon.”

This afternoon’s game will kick off at 5pm at the PNG Football Stadium, Port Moresby.

Troy Taule