Serritslev aims for the top

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The National, Thursday November 26th, 2015

 NEWLY-appointed Papua New Guinea men’s soccer coach Flemming Serritslev is looking forward to the challenge of taking the team to the top of the Oceania Football Confederation rankings.

The 68-year-old mentor boasts a wealth of coaching experience at the international level, having been involved with the Denmark national team as an assistant, in addition to holding head coaching roles with the Denmark and Armenia Under-21 sides over the years.

Serritslev recently oversaw a training camp with the national squad and said he was excited at the prospect of taking the team to next year’s OFC Nations Cup.

“I am glad to be here in PNG and am looking forward to working with the team,” Serritslev said.

“It will be a big challenge next year for the team, but I like challenges and believe the team will make their country proud at the OFC Nations Cup.

“I can already see the eagerness and the willingness to learn in those players.

“PNG players are skilful and very talented and there are positive signs in the team.

“But we have to make we use of every minute we spend in training."

Serritslev took over from New Zealander Ricki Herbert as head coach.

The 2016 OFC Nations Cup in Port Moresby will run from May 28 to June 11, with games to be played in two venues.

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