PNG men’s team prepare for OFC Nations Cup

The PNG Men’s soccer team will go through technical and tactical sessions to bond and work together as a team during a three-day training camp which started today.

Twenty-five players have been called in for the camp in Port Moresby to prepare for the Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup starting in May.

PNG coach Flemming Serritslev said all players are selected from the National Soccer League and he has seen very good players emerge from this competition.

The team will play two friendly matches in Solomon Islands followed by three matches in South Korea as part of their lead-up preparation.

The final training camp will be in Moresby a week before the event.

PNG has been placed in Group A with Tahiti, Samoa and New Caledonia.

PNG will play its first match against New Caledonia on May 28 and the second match will be against Tahiti on May 31 and then Samoa on June 4.

Group B consists of Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

The top two in each pool will proceed to semi-finals on June 8 and into the finals on June 11.

All matches will be played at the Bisini Soccer Grounds with night games yet to be confirmed.

The top three in each pool will precede to the OFC 3rd stage Home and Away of FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

Quintina Naime