Tommy Semmy is proving of what he is capable of. Once again the Papua New Guinea international had a good season playing for Hamilton Wanderers in ISPS Handa Premiership, the New Zealand top-tier of football. Semmy scored four goals in the season for Wanderers and was also chosen in the ‘Team of the Season’ of the league: “It was great to be named in the ‘Team of the Season’ – it is good for me and for Hamilton Wanderers” said the player to Oceania Football Center. Semmy is also satisfied with the overall performance of Wanderers in the ISPS Handa Premiership in the 2019/20 season: “We have good number of players and most of them are young, this is good for them and for the team to build their confidence and I know we can do even better next season“, explained Semmy.
Regarding the PNG Kapuls, Semmy said he is ready to take a protagonist role for his national team: “Yes, of course, for my country surely I will put that jumper on again. I will do my best for my country“, states Semmy.
Semmy was part of the Papua New Guinea national team that earned bronze in the 2015 Pacific Games and silver in the OFC Nations Cup. The forward believes the Kapuls can go even further in the upcoming competitions: “We have good and quality players, no doubt about that. Many of the boys are upcoming ones from PNG, I am feeling we will have a very good team“.
Tommy Semmy recognised as one of the best players in New Zealand top-tier league;
Raymond Gunemba: we are bringing Lae City Dwellers back;
PNGFA still in debt with Flemming Serritslev.
Semmy also shown his concern about the current situation regarding COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in Oceania football: “It is affecting everyone around the world. It comes back to individual players to maintain their training, so they go for national team preparation we will be less worried because most of the players will be in a good fitness level“, explained the Hamilton Wanderers player.
The next challenge for Papua New Guinea is the OFC Nations Cup, that is schedule to take place in New Zealand this June. Although the situation regarding COVID-19 is still very uncertain, Oceania Football Confederation did not release any statement regarding the postponement of the most important football tournament of Oceania.