Former Hamilton Wanderers forward Tommy Semmy says he and his Papua New Guinea teammates will benefit from their experience of playing at the Oceania FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.
Now back in Australia where he plays for Victorian Premier League Altona Magic FC, Semmy told PNG Post Courier:
“Even though we did not get the result that we all want and expect for our team but the biggest thing is that we made it up to the semi-finals.
“There’s a lot of things for us players to work on, go back home, individuals with respective clubs and keep working hard for those little errors we can improve on, keep working hard and good things will come.”
Semmy scored twice during the qualifying tournament and his PNG side were beaten by Solomon Islands in the semi-finals.
Main photo: Semmy played three seasons for Hamilton Wanderers in the Northern and National leagues. Image: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Meanwhile, PNG FA president John Kapi Natto says planning now begins for the 2023 Pacific Games and his association will devise a strategic plan for 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification.