By HENRY MORABANG
THE Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC will certainly live up to their motto to keep the fire alive if their recent performance with big 5-1 win against Eastern Stars FC in Port Moresby is any indication.
To keep the fire burning, promising star and the baby of the team, Nigel Dabinyaba is one of many players who will ensure that the pride of Morobe lives on in the toughest football competition in the country, the Telikom Cup National Soccer League.
Morobe FC team manager Stanley Khana rated Bugandi High School student as the most consistent player of the team.
His last goal against Eastern Stars last week was exceptional. If he does not score, the young Popondetta chap has been part and parcel of the Gigira Laitepo-back franchise in NSL.
Though, he would be turning 19 years old in the coming months, the Papuan compound resident, has come of his age.
“He is just 18 and his discipline, commitment and attitude towards training is like a veteran or a senior player, that is why coach Max Foster always banks on him whether he is in the starting 11 or when he is coming off the bench,” Khana said.
Dabinyaba listens attentively during training sessions and executes what his expects of him.
Khana said the coaching staff do not give young Nigel a special treatment and he has proven it during the season. He trains and works to earn his place in the Morobe FC side.
He told The National from Lae after the game that Morobe FC lived up to the name which indicates that there were more good wins coming their way in the remaining games.
Rejected by Besta PNG United, Nigel will prove his worth when Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC play them in the final game of round one this weekend in Lae.