Lae City say recruitment of Komolong brothers ‘timely’


LAE City say the acquisition of the Komolong brothers will help them in their bid to cement their spot at the top of the Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League ladder.
City took over from Vitiaz United, who drew 2-2 with Star Mountain, at the top of the ladder after their 5-0 win over Gulf Komara in round 11 at Papua New Guinea Football Stadium in Port Moresby on Saturday.
Head coach Bob Morris said the arrival of Alwin and Felix Komolong was timely following the exit of skipper Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba.
“The Komolong brothers used their experience to our advantage,” he said.
“They added more depth to the team. It’s a good feeling to record a victory after a four-month break and to win in such manner is great.
“All of my men played well and we have a new-look team now.
“We have to build around the team.
“Actually, we started slow but the players picked up the momentum in the second half and for most of us, this was our first time to play together in the league. We had five lead-up matches but this is the first league fixture for them and I’m happy.
“I think the top teams will try to improve their positions on the ladder.”
Saturday’s win was Morris’s first as the new head coach for City following the sacking of former coach Peter Gunemba earlier this year.

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