Players missing from camp


PAPUA New Guinea Football Association will look into why four senior players are not at the one-week senior men’s camp currently underway in Port Moresby.
The camp is part of the PNG Kapuls’ on-going preparation for stage 3 of the World Cup qualifier, where they would play Tahiti at home on March 20 next year.
The four players not in camp are skipper David Muta, Tommy Semmy, Koriak Upaiga and Daniel Joe, who are contracted with Marist FC in the S-Telikom League in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Malaita Kings’s Michael Foster is the only Solomon Islands-based player in the camp, along with Nigel Dabinayaba from Brisbane and Raymond Gunemba from New Zealand.
PNGFA president David Chung said the players were told to be available during the window transfer period so they could be available to play for their country.
This was the reason why coach Serritslev was conducting the one-week training, and is expected to do another camp in the last window transfer for the year in November.  He urged all senior players or nominated players to attend.
Serritslev was equally disappointed with the non-attendance of these senior players.
He only worried that the four Solomons-based players’ non-attendance would attract  repercussions on future representative duties.
He, however said that everyone in the camp was happy with the training, and the new players have settled in well.
Stahl Gubag of Madang is the latest inclusion to be part of the long-term development of the national senior men’s team.
Other players who already made impressions include the Kepo brothers, Kulu and Ati, who have been working very hard in their first two sessions and are looking forward for more in the days to come.

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