Veteran Madako Suari Jr and youngster Feanor Siaguru from the sport of squash are set to take the courts come Friday and Saturday for Team PNG at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Suari will take to the court first in the Men’s Singles preliminary round at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre against Malaysia’s Mohammad Kamal on Friday, July 29 at 12:30pm local time (9:30pm PNG time).
Siaguru will go up against Lwamba Chileshe from New Zealand the same day at 7:45pm (Saturday 4:45am PNG time).
Amity Alarcos will play England’s Lucy Turmel on Saturday, July 30 at 12pm (9pm PNG time) in the Women’s Singles preliminary round.
“They’ve all got their work cut out for them,” said Head Coach, Marc Forster.
Forster added preparations have gone smoothly.
“They’re hitting the ball a little sweeter, a little harder, a little straighter, and their length is good. I think it’s just been really good hitting time for them and they’re starting to hit more of their targets.
“Since arriving it’s been all good, no problems. We’ve been putting in two sessions a day and hopefully they all can play as well as they can come Friday and Saturday.”
In other updates: Team PNG’s boxers will commence competition as well on Friday, July 29 with John Ume and Charles Keama into the rings first against Malawi and Zambia boxers respectively. Team PNG’s swimmers Ryan Maskelyne and Georgia-Leigh Vele will also begin competition starting this Friday.
Photo Credit: Team PNG