The National, Friday July 26th, 2013
By HENRY MORABANG
FULLBACK-cum midfielder Tagaya Watson will play a big role for his club to bring down University in the main Super League soccer clash in Port Moresby competition on Sunday.
Watson, along with his kid brother Charles Lepani, were the latest recruits by Blue Kumuls who are making their presence felt in the competition.
Blue Kumuls coach Steven Mune will have to make a miracle to beat his former teammates, University.
He will need veteran campaigner Brian Tani, Ken Gule, Walter Nangrumo and Danny Samarai to lead the Blue boys in the paddock.
University failed to welcome their new buy Vanya Malagian with a win after going down to Yamaros 1-0 last weekend and are sure to bounce back against the policemen team.
Coach Jackson Ngahan with his coaching panel of David Passam and John Davani will assemble a competitive side.
University young guns Arniel Passam, Malagian, Posongat Kanawi and the company should be given more game time than their older players. They are the future of the club while appreciating the presence of experienced players in captain Keith Jiram, Reginald Davani, Alex Davani, Roland Bala, David Muta, Eric Willie, Abel Ilatia and Ambrose Demo.
With all the experience from the youth and the senior players, University should have no reason to loose this match.
Simultaneously, Cosmos will have work twice as hard to beat Rapatona.
The John Mogi coached team will have to commit themselves and play a good football.
Cosmos senior players Enoch Abraham, Desmond Sow and Gari Moka must pull the strings together to come up with a workable combination to dethrone Rapatona.
The Manusians on the other hand will certainly regroup for this weekend’s match after they drew with Blue Kumuls 1-1 last weekend.
The return of Lawrence Diou, Michael Foster, Roniel Igens plus Alwin Komolong and Felix Bondaluk, they will prove too dangerous for Cosmos boys.
Another interesting men’s Super League would be Momase versus Maclaren.
Maclaren, the Lua Vagi-coached team, was on bye and surrendered the top spot to Rapatona following their draw with Blue Kumuls.
Both teams are evenly matched in all departments. Momase will rely on skipper Junior Sasu, Richard Matanga, Theo Sergius, Joshua Wesley, Mark Gobono, Gabriel Kanamon and Basil Ling to win the match.
Tomorrow, Mungkas are set to beat Hard Rock while PS Rutz will most likely shoot down Defence.
The points ladder: Maclaren 16, Yamaros 16, Momase 14, Rapatona 14, Cosmos 13, Uni Inter 12, Defence 11, Blue Kumuls 7, PS Ruts 5, Mungkas 4 and Hard Rock 4.