Alwin and Felix Komolong: new Lae City signings

Football in Oceania has been shaken by the recent news coming from Papua New Guinea: Lae City announced two more signings for the 2019/20 season – the Komolong brothers Alwin and Felix are set to reinforce the squad of the team coached by Peter Gunemba.

Alwin, a defensive midfielder who can also play as central defender, most recently defended for Fortuna Köln in the 3rd tier of football in Germany. Felix, a central defender, moved back to Papua New Guinea after a stint in US College Soccer side NKU Norse. Felix also had a stint at ISPS Handa Premiership side Canterbury United.

Both players helped the Kapuls to reach the grand final of the last OFC Nations Cup held in home soil in 2016. The 22-year-old Felix Komolong already represented his country 19 times internationally, and his brother 25-year-old brother Alwin has 16 international caps for Papua New Guinea.

Felix (left) and Alwin Komolong playing for Papua New Guinea

According to Post Courier, both players are set to be registered with Lae City in March, the next period of registration. This will not allow the Komolong duo to play in the upcoming OFC Champions League this month when Lae City travel to Vanuatu to face Malampa Revivors, Lautoka and Henderson Eels in the Group B of the continental competition. It is also said both players already met with the club management, and have already taken part in training sessions with the Lae-based football side.

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