Hand-picked by coach Bob Morris and his assistant Harrison Kamake as captain for Papua New Guinea’s Pacific Games campaign, Michael Foster is feeling proud and honored to lead the national team once again.
“To be honest, I am very happy and honored to captain the national team once again and I’m looking forward to lead the boys to the Pacific Games,” said Foster.
It will be a challenging task for me to lead this bunch of boys especially without regular captain David Muta and David Browne who were ruled out due to injury.
“However, I have been given a lot of support from my other senior team mates including Koriak Upaiga, Raymond Gunemba, Daniel Joe, Nigel Dabinyaba and Alwin Komolong which takes the load off from my shoulders and I am playing the role well.
“We’ve hit a few road blocks along the way loosing Muta and Browne, but the young players have risen quickly to the style coach Morris and Kamake want us to play.
The Papua New Guinea captain said they have a great team to do well in the Pacific Games.
Coach Morris says Foster is a highly respected figure in PNG Football.
“Foster is a quality player who has been in great form in the National Soccer League,and he brings some great leadership qualities with him,” Morris says.
“He was at the forefront of a very successful season for Toti City FC this year, which most recently saw them win the Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League title.”
Michael Foster could be key to the Kapuls success and with his wealth of experience in the national colours, the team will rely heavily on his service in Group A against Host Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and New Zealand U23.
The PNG Kapuls will leave on Thursday on a chartered Air Niugini flight to Apia, Samoa.