OFC Champions League 2018 club side Madang FC have bolstered their ranks ahead of the region’s premier international club competition with the signing of Papua New Guinea captain Michael Foster.
The 32-year-old spent most of 2017 playing with Geelong SC in the Victorian State League in Australia, before joining Malaita Kingz in the Solomon Islands S-League towards the end of the year.
Madang FC chairman Dr Miok Komolong said: “There is an air of excitement with Foster teaming up with Madang.
Foster will turn out in Madang colours tomorrow against the Moresby-based Southern Strikers at Laiwaden Oval in round two of the National Soccer League.
“Coach Mauri Wasi wants him to play with the team in the NSL competition, so that he can get used playing with the Madang boys,” Dr. Komolong said.
“It has certainly given Madang FC a timely boost and certainly renewed hunger and drive to produce the goods.”
Foster brings with him a formidable international record of 32 games and seven goals.
Madang have been drawn in Group C for their second outing at the OFC Champions League, joining defending champions Auckland City FC, Lautoka FC of Fiji and Tahiti’s AS Venus.