Hekari not taking rookies Tavur lightly


SOUTHERN Conference ladder leaders Hekari United are wary of cellar dwellers Tavur in tomorrow’s round-nine 1pm fixture at Port Moresby’s Papua New Guinea Football Stadium.
Following the mid-season transfer window, rookies Tavur have recruited players from the Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA) to boost their campaign for the remainder of the National Soccer League (NSL) season.
They drew 1-1 with Southern Youth last time out.
Hekari coach Erickson Komeng told The National that he had worked hard with his side during the week to polish their finishing with the aim to score more goals.
“We did fine with our preparations this week,” he said.
“Tavur will be strong in defence because they have some new players but we worked on our finishing, so hopefully we can score more goals.” Komeng said forward Nigel Dabinyaba, who suffered a hamstring injury in last weekend’s match against Star Mountain, was still being monitored.
“I’ll see how he goes in training, but I’ll make the final decision prior to the match,” he said.
Winless in the first half of the season, last week’s draw might just be the boost for Hans Fred-coached Tavur to put up a strong challenge against the hosts.