Lamana one win from final

Normal, Sports

LAMANA are all geared up to exact revenge on a versatile Mungkas outfit, when they meet in the preliminary final of the Port Moresby premier women’s soccer competition on Sunday.
Coach Dickson Aopi is relying on the experience of his players to win the game for their sponsor and supporters.
He said they wanted to prove to the soccer fraternity who were the best women’s club in Port Moresby.
Lamana welcomed Esther Kurabi back into the team from her studies. 
She will shore up their last line of defence, providing additional support to Samantha Kassman, Betty Erick and Marion Peku.
In the frontline, coach Aopi is banking on leader Ambeng Erick and Wendy Peter to direct play, provided they receive good support from Avalon Uware, Nathasa Isorua and Doris Lus.
It should be an interesting tussle on Sunday but Lamana appear to have the wind in their sails.
Mungkas coach Russell Tsunga was unavailable for comment but the feeling in the Mungkas camp is that they are quietly confident of inflicting an upset.
The winners of this match will meet Guria in the grand final next week.Guria coach Adam Lema said he was happy with the performance of his girls to come this far in the finals.
“Really, I was disappointed with the overall administration of the competition which did not reflect the toughness of the competition,” he said.
“Many of the strong premier teams such as University and Rapatona had pulled out due to on-going in-fighting amongst the officials,” he said.
The former PNG international defender said Guria had always been a consistent PMSA club, believing in completing the season and having something to show for it.