Tommy Semmy is undeniably one of the best Papuan players of the recent years. He recently transferred to the Altona Magic of the Australian NPL after a successful four-year stint playing for the traditional New Zealand club Hamilton Wanderers.
However, Tommy Semmy is expected to arrive in Qatar for the World Cup qualifiers only on 14th March – as reported by local media – four days before the opener against New Zealand. He will possibly miss the last training sessions and a friendly match that the coaching staff intends to hold before the opening game.
“Because of my club commitments here, I had to change my flight from March 7 (Monday) to the following week, so I’ll fly out on March 14 and meet the squad there … I’m looking forward to joining the Kapuls in Doha” – Tommy Semmy in an interview with The National
David Browne, another star of Papua New Guinea, may not suffer from the same problem, since was not even on bench in HJK’s friendly yesterday in Finland – meaning he might be already on his way to the Middle East, despite it is also expected he will not have so much time with his teammates as well. The combination Semmy-Browne is something that is set to happen for the first time for the national team.