first_imgPlayers based in Lae, Madang and Highlands will go through a similar process this week.PNGFA Technical Manager Paul Isorua said preparations at this stage are looking good for both teams as they gear up for their first training camp.The Port Moresby based players will kick of their first three-day training camp on Monday (today) at Bisini while Lae, Madang and Highlands will be on 22-24 April in Lae at PNGFA Academy.Forty-nine players have been selected into the train-on squad for both teams, which will be trimmed to 23 with seven non-travelling reserves.Tommy Semmy and David Browne, who play in New Zealand, will be joining the team with Wira Wama and Felix Komolong to also fly in from the United States.Alwin Komolong who plays and trains in Germany is still to confirm his availability.Bulk of the men’s squad was part of the 2016 OFC Nations Cup team with only a few new faces.Its players like David Muta, Koriak Upaiga, Michael Foster and Raymond Gunemba who will provide leadership and motivation towards younger players.Twelve countries will be participating in the men’s football tournament at the Pacific Games. Tahiti and New Caledonia will be PNG’s biggest rivals, but the team believes they can win gold.last_img