Coach Flemming Serritslev

Coach: Win has given players self-confidence

Coach, Flemming Serritslev said the game was won in the same way as the first game last week in Port Moresby.

“This time, since we were equal in playing numbers, we had the upper hand for most of the match.

‘We knew that victory in the second match was absolutely necessary to continue in the World Cup qualifiers.

“Now that we have reached this first goal, our next goal is to beat the Solomon Islands in the Solomon Islands,” said Serritslev.

Serritslev added on that the feeling in camp was good and the team deserved the win.

PNG senior men’s team go into camp

With the kick-off for the first match a month away, Serritslev wants his players to get the little things right and understand their role in the game.

He has drafted six new players into the squad as they prepare for the OFC Stage 3 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers.

PNG Kapuls will meet Tahiti in the first match in March 23 in Port Moresby.

Serritslev said the new players are Samuel Kini, Emmanuel Airem, Greg Togubai, Sammy Campbell, Stahl Gubag and Kolu Kepo.

Kapuls go into camp ahead of friendly matches

The team started training on Tuesday with the three young debutants, Stahl Gubag and Kolu Kepo, as well as New Zealand based Rodney Mobiha, included in a squad comprised largely of players from the OFC Nations Cup campaign.

Overseas based players have been released from by their club management and will start arriving today for the week-long training.

Head Coach Flemming Serritslev said players have arrived in camp excited at the prospect of trialing in the two  lead up games set against Malaysia and Iran next week.