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Kamake taking PNG to new heights

Last month Kamake proved how seriously he takes that role when he became the first Papua New Guinea native to become OFC B Licence accredited.
OFC Technical Director Patrick Jacquemet says Kamake’s achievement should be acknowledged.
“Gaining the OFC B Licence is not an easy process,” Jacqumet says.
“It requires true commitment and Harrison has shown not only that he is dedicated to the process, but that is capable of being responsible for his own learning.
“He has proven that he is willing to go the extra mile to improve his own personal knowledge and in turn benefit the youths he is responsible for.
“He is a true asset to the Papua New Guinea Football Association.”
Kamake says his focus has always been improving opportunities for footballers in Papua New Guinea aged from six to 17 years old.
“There are so many opportunities to grow, but we need to start at the Grassroots level sot aht players will filter through the system,” he says.
In his role with the Lae academy all aspects of player development come under the microscope including schooling and life alongside the delivery of programmes focusing specifically on football.
“Working with youths is great,” he says.
“I get to see their confidence grow as their skills develop.”
Through his role with the academy Kamake has also been able to assist with Besta PNG United FC, the PNGFA development team which participates in the National Soccer League and has had a hand in the development of some of Papua New Guinea’s rising football stars.
“I would love to build a really strong foundation of youth players here. There are definitely some talented kids who could go far.
“I hope to use the knowledge I have gained on the B Licence to develop football in Papua New Guinea and my aim is to provide leadership, integrity and enhanced opportunities at all times when working with players regardless of age or ability,” Kamake says.
“As a coach I want to get my players to entertain possibilities that stretch the limits of their beliefs.”

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