Gunemba trusts Toti will deliver

Coach of Toti City FC, Peter Gunemba has full trust in his players to deliver in their first ever appearance at the quarter-final of the OFC Champions League.

The match this Saturday against Team Wellington at David Farrington Park in New Zealand will be the first time the two teams have crossed paths at an OFC tournament.

“I don’t underestimate them but I don’t underestimate my team either. It all comes down to who can play for the full 90 minutes.

“We don’t fear any team and I have all the trust in my team. I know our attack from the front will cause headaches. All we have to do is score and then defend.”

Gunemba added the team was dealt a blow losing three players- Emmanuel Simon and Solomon Island imports- Tutizama Tanito and Andrew Rarangia all to visa problems.

“I still trust in my local players to rise up to the challenge.”

But added preparations have otherwise gone well with the team using the National Soccer League as lead up matches to polish things up with the focus on their front attack.

“By doing that we can retreat to the back, get behind the ball, and prevent the opposition from scoring.”

Saturday’s match kicks off at 12pm (10am PNG time).

Troy Taule