December 7, 2023

PNG sign men and women’s national team coaches

Marcos Gusmao and Nicola Demaine have been hired as new national team head coaches for Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea at the 2016 OFC Nations League Final. (Photo credit: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek)

PNGFA confirmed the coaches this week.

Both coaches are expected in the country anytime soon once their relevant travel documents are in order.

Brazilian Gusmao, who will take over the men’s team, has previously coached the Kapuls senior side back in 2014. According to the PNGFA he has been kept informed of the national team preparations and has watched National Soccer League matches live on social media.

“I want to work with youth who can continue with the national team. What they learn today can prepare for them for tomorrow’s challenges,” Gusmao said in a statement.

The women’s nation side have enlisted former Samoa national team coach Nicola Demaine as their new coach.

She is no stranger coaching the PNG U15 women’s team at the Youth Olympic in 2014.

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