Genesis wary of Hekari


SOUTHERN Conference leaders Genesis are wary of Hekari United ahead of their top-of-the-table clash in round five at the Papua New Guinea Football Stadium in Port Moresby tomorrow (1pm kick-off).
Although Genesis have come a long way in maintaining their perfect start, Hekari have also proved their mettle with 13-1 and 9-0 routs of Amoana and Port Moresby Academy respectively.
Genesis coach Percy Mataio said their defence had kept their perfect start intact after four rounds in Papua New Guinea’s premier women’s football competition.
“We will continue to be a very defensive team, that’s where our strength lies,” he said.
“But we will continue to improve that aspect of our game going into the clash with Hekari.”
Mataio said they were aware of Hekari’s capabilities under the guidance of national players Marie Kaipu and Shalom Waida.
“Hekari are a well-balanced team,” he said.
“We will try to maximise our opportunities and limit theirs on game day.”
Hekari coach Eric Komeng said his players had been working on their finishing all week.
“The girls have to play as a team in order to make use of our scoring opportunities,” he said.
Meanwhile, Port Moresby Academy will be looking to cause an upset against Port Moresby City in the opening match of the conference triple-header (11am).
The main match will see Amoana battle National Capital District, with both teams looking to rebound from their losses last weekend.
Fixtures: Sat, Jan 23 — Port Moresby City v Port Moresby Academy, Hekari United v Genesis, Amoana v NCD, Poro v Rainy Lae, Morobe Tulip v Pacific Gardens, Tusbab Laidamon v Bara, Markham Raings v Sepik.

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