Former Hekari United and Papua New Guinea national team member Samuel Kini has joined Madang based-club Tusbab Stallions. Recently, Kini left FC Kutubu and decided to accept Stallions’ offer. The midfielder will be a key addition for the team coached by Rachel Wadunah as two important players – Stahl Gubag and Nigel Malagian – departed from Madang to join current PNG National Soccer League title holders Lae City.
“Tusbab Stallions called me to finish the season representing them. I am glad to join the team; looking forward to play with the talented young guns in the team,” said Kini to Oceania Football Center. “I will give my best to the team, I will be joining them in Lae next week when the competition restarts,” explained the experienced player.
Due work commitments, Kini will not be available for all matches of his new team, but it is confirmed the player is free to represent Stallions in all matches played on the month of August, then he will need to depart for his work at Air Niugini Oil Search – being so only available for coach Wadunah in October.
Kini played six matches for the Kapuls scoring three goals. He took part in 2011 Pacific Games and 2012 OFC Nations Cup in Solomon Islands – he last played for the national team in 2017 during OFC World Cup Qualifiers in a 2-1 victory of Papua New Guinea against Tahiti. Kini also represented Port Moresby-based side Hekari United and Madang FC in six editions of OFC Champions League, playing a total of 20 matches and scoring two goals in the regional tournament in all his participations.