Patak ready to lead

first_imgThe friendly fixture that started 11 years ago aims to use the country’s number one sport to spread the message of violence against women and also other social issues affecting PNG.Patak told Loop PNG that being a leader on the field is not a new thing to him and he is confident to lead in front with the assistance of other senior players.He debuted on the international scene in 2012 against the Australia PMs side and this year won the Digicel Cup top honours with Agmark Gurias.Patak will bank on the support of his deputy, Sebastian Pandia and Richard Kambo.Their experiences will come in handy, with bulk of the squad made up of local players.Australia captain Trent Merrin said his troops “expect a physical game and he is humble to be PNG to play.”Papua New Guineans love their footy and idolise Australia NRL players, and for sure the screaming spectators will have their allegiance tested.  The match will be played at the 15, 000 sitting capacity Sir John Guise Stadium, with official kick off at 7pm.  Caption: PNG PMs 13 captain Albert Patak looking listening attentively as coach Stanley Tepend address the media.last_img