Toti City Dwellers in high spirits

Though they did not have ample time to prepare for the OFC champions League, Toti City Dwellers FC have much to be grateful for.

Upon arrival yesterday at the Jackson’s International Airport, coach Peter Gunemba said making it to the quarter finals is a success story for the team.

Toti City Dwellers FC, formerly known as the Lae City Dwellers, were undefeated in their Group A matches, registering one win and two draws at Stade Yoshida in New Caledonia. 

They finished two points behind group leaders and hosts, Hienghene.

Toti City coach Peter Gunemba said the toughest teams were pooled in Group A, and the high competition pushed his boys beyond their limits.

“In general, this year’s team was the best as we went through three previous OFC championships league and the boys got more experience and more exposure,” said Gunemba.

“They played very well. Even I didn’t tell them, they knew what they had to do.”

Gunemba noted the high standard of football played in the French Territory, saying they aim to be better.

“We have learnt from our mistakes so me, and the team management, and the players already know what to do now.

“So we have five weeks to prepare. From this weekend, we want to take every NSL game seriously and we will have to work on our strategies to improve in our defense, in our midfield, in our attack.”

Meantime, since group favourites Hienghene have finished on top, Stade Yoshida will be one of the four home venues for the quarterfinals on the weekend of April 6th and 7th.

(Coach Peter Gunemba)

Carmella Gware