The Papua New Guinean football is ready to witness one of its most important footballing moments; the Lakatois, Papua New Guinea women’s national football team, is ready to face Panama as they battle for a spot in the next edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Papua New Guinea side – that won the OFC Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament – wil have a chance to play against stronger opponents hoping to achieve even more history for its football.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying play-offs will take place in New Zealand; on 19th February they will take on Panama at North Harbour Stadium in New Zealand and, if they proceed, they will decide a spot in the World Cup on 23th February against the winner of Chinese Taipei and Paraguay encounter at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton.
National team coach, the Englishman Spencer Prior has named star midfielder Rayleen Bauelua as captain: “I was nervous but very honored and proud to lead my team. It’s a big role, but I am happy to lead,” said the midfielder to PNGFA Media.
The team has been based in New Zealand in the last month in order to prepare for this historic moment; the team had played against Wellington Phoenix men’s age-group team and also against Auckland women’s local teams.
Papua New Guinea Squad:
🇵🇬 Faith Kasiray – Port Moresby FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Betty Sam – Poro FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Leah Loi – Port Moresby FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Lavina Hola – Port Moresby FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Margaret Joseph – Bara FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Lucy Maino – Port Moresby FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Olivia Upaupa – Tusbab Laidamon FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Anastasia Gunemba – Poro FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Michaelyn Butubu – NCD Hekari United FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Shalom Waida – NCD Hekari United FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Gloria Laeli – Port Moresby FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Yvonne Gabong – Port Moresby FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Rumona Morris – NCD Hekari United FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Ramona Padio – Port Moresby FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Rayleen Bauelua – Port Moresby FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Kesai Kotome – Bara FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Phillis Pala – NCD Hekari United FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Daisy Winas – PNG Power FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Calista Maneo – NCD Hekari United FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Charlie Yanding – Bara FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Georgina Kaikas – NCD Souths FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Nenny Elipas – Bara FC (PNG)
🇵🇬 Asaiso Gossie – Tusbab Laidamon FC (PNG)
3 thoughts on “Papua New Guinea ready for historic match”
Can the Coaching staff and management search for other PNG heritages bloods in Australia or Any other parts of the world to come up with a strong Team. Here comes the golden opportunity,let’s not waste this .
Any way , congratulations to these womens ,all the best girls . Mi rugby man but m national team so mi full support
Please let us come together and support our girls . Proud Papua New Guinean
Our full support in your historic match in the world cup qualifiers, a feat never reached by PNG soccer at world standards..our prayers for the best in your most challenging of matches you’ve ever played to date and to reach this stage, No pressure just play this game like every other in your stride. Win or lose we love you all the same. Go lakatoi’s..Go PNG..🙏👍❤️