The National, Friday 03rd Febuary 2012
By HENRY MORABANG
FOOTBALL followers in Port Moresby and Lae are set to witness a top-of-the table clash in the Ox & Palm Women’s National Soccer League (WNSL) when the competition resumes tomorrow.
In Port Moresby, competition front-runners Mungkas will face Yamaros.
The game is set to be a thriller with Mungkas will be out to defend their lead.
Mungkas will rely on Cathy Horris and Dorcas Sesevo in the backline while Claire Tsuga, May Liosi and Joy Tsuga will direct play in the midfield.
Fati Rama at striker is expected to test the Yamaros defence with her speed and power.
The team from Autonomous Region of Bougainville has been playing very good football and certainly the spectators will get their money’s worth of entertainment.
Yamaros on the other hand has Samantha Peninsa, Miriam Lanta, Flossy Makeu, Lema, Diana Sep to lead the Gerehu girls.
It should be an interesting match to watch.
In second game, University will take on Hekari.
Both teams drew in the opening game, and this will be a testing time for girls from the Waigani campus.
Hekari will be fielding the same side with Ara Midi at striker, Lorna Tauloi taking charge of the midfield while Lynette Bito leading the players from the last line of defence.
They will get able support from Daphney Flinders, Wendy Agibe, Maggie Weva and Edith Sabaewa off the bench.
University has young striker May Mogi, who is doing wonders for her team.
She should partner well with Deslyn Siniu and Esther Kurabi in the frontline bombarding Hekari’s goalmouth.
The return of former national women’s coach Francis Moiyap to University should boost the support staff and ease the burden for coaches Robert Popat and Leslie Babaga.
So far the brains trust has yielded impressive results with the side finding form in recent weeks.
University managed to hold on the lead to win 3-2 last week against a fast-finishing Yamaros in their last meeting.
It should be an interesting game.
In Lae, it is revenge time for Bara.
Bara was defeated 1-0 by Poro in the opening round and they should come back stronger on Saturday.
Poro are currently leading the Lae conference.
The competition ladder as of last weekend: Mungkas 12, Yamaros 8, University 5 and Hekari 2.