Gregory Togubai becomes third Hekari signing of the window

21-year-old midfielder Gregory Togubai has become the third signing for Hekari United in this week’s Papua New Guinea National Soccer League transfer window, joining Carlos Onne and Wira Wama as new recruits to the club.

Gregory Togubai as PNG U23s captain in 2019.

The young midfielder, who has been described as the next David Muta, joins from FC Bougainville, where he has scored two goals thus far this season. The 21-year-old also has two caps for the senior national team, including one start, in the 8-0 thrashing of Tonga at the Pacific Games last year. He also picked up three U23 caps in 2019 during Olympic Qualifying, captaining the side and scoring three goals in the process.

The signing is another which indicates Hekari may be trying to move away from their reliance on an ageing midfield of Michael Foster (34) and David Muta (32) and nurture some younger talent; Carlos Onne, a 20-year-old center-back, is another who fits the description of a young, upcoming player who should develop in leaps and bounds at one of the biggest clubs in the country.

Further signings for all NSL clubs will be reported as soon as we have the information.

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