Gunemba eyes re-build


LAE City Dwellers are keen on re-building the club’s reputation as they prepare to re-enter the National Soccer League (NSL) this year.
Foundation coach Peter Gunemba told The National that the Dwellers’ NSL titles, under the Lae City and Toti City banners, had proved their ability to perform at the national level.
The Dwellers will enter the new season under their own banner, but Gunemba said much of City’s reputation was built by the original Lae-based NSL franchise in 2015.
“We are keen on re-building the reputation set by the Dwellers,” he said.
“We want to show the rest of the country that we’re capable of reaching that level again. We accomplished a lot and produced a lot of good players who went on to represent the country.
“There were major changes in naming and sponsors, but the core of the team that remained were still founding players from the Dwellers and that’s something everyone in the football community in the country know.” Gunemba said the club was into its sixth week of training with founding players like Raymond Gunemba and Valentine Nelson joining the squad for the upcoming season.
“Training has been going well,” he said.
“We have Raymond and Valentine back in the team along with other founding players like Troy (Gunemba) and Matheson Nasa.
“We’ve completed two trial matches and have a squad of 25 players in training, but that number might change as we move closer to the start of the season.”