The hot news from Papua New Guinea comes from Port Moresby at this start of week: the Kapuls international Michael Foster made his way from Solomon Islands to reinforce the current runners-up of PNG National Soccer League Hekari United.
It was already reported by Oceania Football Center that Foster was not going to be back for Lae City for this season in his home country, but his future was still uncertain. The 34-year old midfielder has played 25 times for his national team scoring six times. He was the captain of the Kapuls in the latest Pacific Games held in Samoa where his side ended the competition in the 4th place.
Foster is one of the most celebrated footballers of Papua New Guinea history and will now join national football idols as David Muta in the most known football club of Papua New Guinea.
Foster already played his club football in Solomon Islands and Australia and recently he was at Telekom S-League – the top tier of football in Solomon Islands, defending Malaita Kings. Michael was instrumental for the team in the league scoring five goals.
Foster helped Lae City to win the last edition of PNG National Soccer League where his former club beat in the penalty shooutout his new side, Hekari United. Foster also represented Lae in the 2019 OFC Champions League where the team played the current winners of the continental tournament Hienghène Sport and were knocked-out of the competition after a 4-0 defeat in New Zealand against powerhouse Auckland City.
The midfielder will be facing again Hienghène Sport as Hekari United is grouped alongside the New Caledonians in the 2020 OFC Champions League edition, that marks the comeback of Hekari at international stage.
Foster might be already available for Hekari United in their second game in the competition that will be played next Saturday against FC Bougainville.