Ati Kepo and Obert Bika are two notable football players from Papua New Guinea who will be available to play in the upcoming second leg of the OFC Champions League national play-offs – both were suspended in first match of the series. Ati Kepo is a striker for Hekari United, while Obert Bika plays as a midfielder for Lae City FC, current national champions.
In the first game between Hekari United and Lae City FC, Ati Kepo and Obert Bika were both unavailable to play due to accumulated yellow cards in previous editions of the OFC Champions League. However, both players have since served their suspensions and are now cleared to play in the second leg of the national play-offs, which will take place on February 18th in Port Moresby at Sir John Guise Stadium.
Ati Kepo is known for his pace and he has played an important role in Hekari United’s success in recent years. He has also represented Papua New Guinea at the international level, earning caps for the national team. Obert Bika, on the other hand, is a talented midfielder who plays for Lae City FC and the Papua New Guinea national team as well. He has also been an important player for his club, and his presence on the field will undoubtedly be felt in the upcoming game.
With both Ati Kepo and Obert Bika back in action, the second leg of the OFC Champions League national play-offs in Papua New Guinea is shaping up to be an exciting match. Fans of both teams will be eager to see how their star players perform, and the outcome of the game could have important implications as the winner will represent Papua New Guinea at OFC Champions League group stage.
Hekari is keen to defend their advantage taken in Lae as they had won the first match by 2-1 thanks to goals scored by Joseph Joe and Yagi Yasasa – Albert Morgan Jr scored for Lae City in the encounter. The current national title holders, Lae City, will need to overcome the deficit if they want to represent Papua New Guinea once again at the group stage of the regional tournament.