Survival of the fittest

Normal, Sports

The National, Friday November 8th, 2013


FOOTBALL fans will witness some of the entertaining and exciting football on display as top four teams fight for survival in the Port Moresby Super League and the Premier competition at Bisini Soccer Ground on Sunday. 

In the Super League fixtures, fifth-placed Rapatona will take on Maclaren in the do-or-die match while in the qualifying match, Yamaros will play University FC.

Rapatona will field the best team including Michael Foster and Roniel Igens to take on Maclaren. In the backline, Richard Pono will be the man to beat if Maclaren wants to win this match as he is currently on form leading into NSL season.

Pono, who made a comeback with Rapatona FC this year, is one of the outstanding players. 

His inclusion in the PMSA team to Alotau was a blessing for the Rabutso man from Manus Island.

Maclaren who started off the competition on high note failed miserably to deliver the goods to the sponsor, Dudley Yariyari and the supporters from Oro 

It should be an interesting game as both teams will pour in their best shots.

In the qualifier tournament, the Super League pacesetter Yamaros was unfortunate to miss out on the minor premier but will come out stronger against University tomorrow. 

The winner will advance to meet Momase in the preliminary final the following week.

Yamaros coaching team of Charlie Aopi and David Vincent will have to play their cards right to beat University.

The Gerehu-based team, Yamaros have recruited well over the season with Jacob Sabua who is the mainstay of the team’s offensive play. Playing in the midfield, the young Morobeen chap will ensure his striker and his former Besta Cup teammate Tommy Sammy finds the target.

The game will go down the wire.

In the premier matches, Keleiruna will take on the winner of DBTI and MBS pending on the appeal in the elimination final. The loser bows out of the race while the winner will take loser of Golo and Global SE. 

Minor premier Golo should easily account for Sea Eagles in the qualification title.