The National, Friday July 27th, 2012
By HENRY MORABANG
PORT Moresby soccer pre-season champions, PS Rutz, will have to pull up their socks if they are to stop Etsu Mungkas in the Super League men’s soccer challenge at Bisini Parade tomorrow.
Rutz senior players Paul Komboi, Ken Gule, Richard Auram, Jeremy Lasalo and Terence Bandi must improve their performance to stop the Mungkas.
In recent weeks, Mungkas have been pulling surprises against top teams, with their latest victim being POMSOE, who were humbled 2-1.
PS Rutz must monitor Mungkas midfielders Adrian Lami and Lam Vincent.
Both have been instrumental with their set pieces, which had the opposition on the back-foot.
Lami and Vincent would have flanker Andrew Marampau’s support.
Marampau had settled in well with Mungkas and hopefully can continue to produce some exciting football.
In the backline, young Shane Sindra and Kila Leana have displayed consistency and the PS Rutz will have a hard time going against them.
The Mungkas must stop Komboi in the midfield and cut down his long passes to speedy striker Terence Bandi.University and Spartans should fight out a draw, while Yamaros should shoot down Defence.
On Sunday, the Wayne Taylor-coached POMSOE should beat YMC, while Cosmos is poised to upset Momase.POMSOE had been struggling due to the absence of key player Cyril Muta.
But young John Ray and David Madai have played well, in stopping aerial raids.
Cosmos will be without skipper Joshua Niebo, who suffered a fracture during an aerial challenge against University’s Reginald Davani last week.
In the women’s matches, Guria should give POMSOE a lesson, while University should beat Yamaros and PS Rutz should welcome Lamana back to pitch with a hiding.