It must be an unbelievable feeling for every MRDCHekari player to have been whisked away on what has been like a magic carpet ride to the UAE. Make no mistake about it these boys have worked hard for it and yes we were ‘out-classed’ to go down 3-0 in our first game against local UAE team Al Wahda, but could we have asked for more?
I don’t think so, Hekari did us proud by just being there. Since when has any Pacific Island country outside of Australia and New Zealand ever been to a FIFA World Club Cup competition? We’re talking here about reaching the levels where you’re playing against the likes of international billion dollar football clubs.
To John Kapi Natto, his wife Vonnie, MRDC, to all the admin staff and everyone else behind the scenes from around the Pacific and PNG who contributed in some way, big or small in getting Hekari this far. I salute you, (if I could I’d give you a HUGE hug and a quick kiss if you’re pretty), I wish you a Merry Christmas and I say by God or Allah lets do this again next year!!!