The National, Friday 25th November 2011
By JOHN SUPA
HEKARI United’s dominance in the Telikom National Soccer League could be tested by minnows Petro Souths at the National Sports Institute (NSI) in Goroka tomorrow in round seven of the season.
Despite their lowly status Souths are optimistic about causing an upset against the more fancied and vastly experienced Hekari outfit.
Head coach Henry Maino said he would settle for a draw but a win would be the tonic for football in the region.
“If we force a draw that would be good, but if we win it’s going be a huge bonus for our fans in the Highlands,” Maino said.
He will be banking on the home crowd advantage to spur on a team of mostly raw talents from the Highlands competitions.
Owing to the fame and glory Hekari have tasted over the past years a good crowd is expected to attend to see some of the country’s best footballers on show.
Maino said a good performance was based on team work and this would be the key to being competitive.
He said the team had trained well and were raring to take on the most successful club in NSL history.
Souths: Roger Miamba, Padro Ajakopa, Mante Kavoe, Ronald Sohuru, Peter Tawalo, Andrew Joe, Steven Paiyarais, Igi Talania, Marshall Lori, Edmond Sepa, John Doro, Benjamin Kolua, Timothy Mark, Joey Patuk, Norman Tawalo,Twidy Malangan, Chris Mission, Jacob Senate, Bruno Sori, Toby Umba and Noksy Wosip.