Amical arrive in town for O-League opener

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AMICAL FC president Chadbod Jean-Yves, who is also the team manager, said upon arrival that his boys were ready for tomorrow’s O-League clash.
“We come here for the game. We know Hekari is a strong team and the title holders but we will play our game to produce a positive result,” he said.
Like other O-League teams, we have recruited well during off-season and we are pleased to announced that we have six Solomon Islanders in the team for the tomorrow’s match against Hekari.”
The six Solomon Islanders include Maemae and Waita who should feature prominently against their former team.
Coach William Malas said on arrival that he was looking forward for the game tomorrow and was confident of a great showing from his charges.
Meanwhile, Madang’s Neil Hans is the latest signing to beef up Hekari United FC’s roster against the Solomon Islands-dominated Vanuatu champions, at Lloyd Robson Oval in Port Moresby.
Hans flew into Hekari camp on Monday and was said to be training well with his new teammates at Port Moresby National High School Oval.
Franchise owner John Kapi Natto said the management had scooped the deadly striker after his club, Esiloan University FC, could not come onboard for this year’s National Soccer League.
“Hans replaces Alick Maemae who walked out of the club early this year to team up with fellow renegade player, Stanley Waita, for Amical FC this season,” he said.
Despite the departure of Waita and Maemae to Vanuatu champion club, Hekari has regrouped and recruited well in Fiji and around the country to fill in the gap vacated by the Solomon Islands duo.
“Apart from Hans, Hekari United still has faith in PNG and Fiji players who should fly the PNG flag high this weekend.”