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Hekari heroes savour World Cup moment

The 1st Leg of this fixture was recently played in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with Hekari emerging 3-0 victors.
Hekari, who are the first Papua New Guinea side to reach an O-League Final, arrived in Auckland today and took time out from their training schedule to check out the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Trophy during its New Zealand tour.
oceaniafootball.com caught up with Henry Fa’arodo and Eric Komeng to get their reaction after the seeing the coveted trophy.
Henry, how do you feel after seeing the world cup trophy?
It’s just amazing, it is something that I have always wanted to see. Actually seeing it in person, standing next to it and taking a photo with it is something I could only dream of.
Does this give you more motivation to beat Waitakere in the 2010 O-League 2nd Leg Final this weekend and qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup?
Yeah it’s funny because we were sitting down after taking pictures and thinking ‘’Wow, here we are’’. We’re just fortunate to come to New Zealand when the World Cup is also here and now we’re just imagining making it to the Club World Cup.
What are you looking forward to about the FIFA World Cup South Africa™?
Lionel Messi is one of my favourite players and I can’t wait to see how he goes. But I’ve also grown up watching Brazil so I’m looking forward to watching them.
Eric, what’s it like to see the world cup trophy in person?
It is a great feeling. It is a privilege for me and my teammates.
What’s the feeling within the team ahead of this weekend’s match against Waitakere?
All of the players are really motivated to win the game. After a good performance at home two weeks ago, we are confident we can do the same in the 2nd Leg.
The 2010 O-League 2nd Leg Final will kick-off at 2:00pm at Fred Taylor Park on Sunday 2 May. The winner will represent OFC at the FIFA Club World Cup 2010 in the United Arab Emirates and join the confederation champions of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America at the premier club tournament in world football.

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