Family affair in NSL challenge

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SOCCER followers in Port Moresby will witness a family challenge when CMSS Tigers take on Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC in the Telikom National Soccer League match in Port Moresby tomorrow.
The Tigers and Morobe match has been scheduled for Port Moresby following the death of PNG Besta United goalkeeper Fenney Bonki who died early this week.
Other matches set for Port Moresby are PNG Besta United against Hekari United and Eastern Star to clash with Gelle Hills while Niupetro Fox will play University Inter in Laiwaden Oval.
Tigers striker Raymond Gunemba will be playing against his entire family in his young brother Troy and uncles Esau, Matheson and coach Raymond Nasa of Morobe FC.
Gunemba, formerly of Morobe FC moved to Port Moresby and signed up with CMSS Tigers Rapatona in their debut season.
He remained in Port Moresby to team up with the new-look CMSS Tigers franchise club in this year’s competition.
Morobe FC team manager Stanley Khana said yesterday that Raymond would be a lone trier against his entire family tomorrow.
He said the soccer match would be a big test for him. It will be a test of his loyalty on whether he sticks with Tigers or his heart is still with Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC.
Khana said Essau and Troy play midfield while Matheson plays goalkeeper for the team.
“All the eyes will be on Raymond on whether he will score against his own uncle or not during the match,” he said.
He said his team would not only count on Raymond as there were other players that Gigira Laitepo players would be also marking in Ken Gule, Beckam and Ian Yanum.
Tigers will be calling for reinforcement to support Raymond to make sure they win this vital match.
Coach Juan will rely on Gari Moka, Nathan Vincent, Frank Tulem and Kavoi Mante to provide necessary support for Raymond to win this match.