With 24 days to go before the kickoff, head coach Bob Morris wants his players to get the little things right and understand their role in the game.
As days count down to the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa, which is set to start on July 7th, the PNG men’s soccer squad is hard at training.
Head Coach Bob Morris said players arrived in the camp on Sunday and are all excited.
With less preparation time left, they are betting on confidence and teamwork.
The team started training on Tuesday with five young debutants, Gregory Togubai, Kolu Kepo, Ati Kepo, Jonathan Allen and Dinniget Luaine included in the 23-men squad who are comprised largely of players of the 2016 OFC Nations Cup campaign.
The PNG Football Association said the side is bolstered with the presence of four overseas-based players: Alwin Komolong, Felix Komolong, David Browne and Tommy Semmy.
Alwin Komolong and David Browne arrived in the country on June 11th.
Felix Komolong arrived last week while Tommy Semmy will join the camp later.
Coach Morris says he is content with the 23 players named in his squad for the Pacific Games.
Papua New Guinea is pooled in pool A with Vanuatu, New Zealand U23, Tonga and host Samoa in what would be a test of the nation’s credibility as a genuine contender in Pacific soccer.