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Team to thank God for victory

first_imgThe planned dedication service will start soon after the Lae City Dwellers arrive in Lae around 4pm this afternoon.The team has defended well their title and retained the cup as the premiers of the prestigious soccer game in the country.Team manager Peter Seske, coach Peter Gunemba and the team’s spiritual leader Reverend Gary Mangiri will lead the team to the church for the service.Lae City Dwellers is a Papua Compound-based NSL team. Apart from the game of soccer, they also commit themselves to God as they know that He is the source of their lives and game.And since they entered the competition two years ago, they had always put God first.”We thank God for the guidance as He is the source of our lives and games. The church dedication is about thanking God for our victory.”We are so thankful for the guidance and comfort from Him,” coach Gunemba said.last_img read more

Hugo Lloris believes France’s match with England will be ‘a great moment of solidarity’

first_img1 Hugo Lloris at France’s press conference with Didier Deschamps France captain Hugo Lloris hopes Tuesday’s friendly against England will be a show of solidarity as well as a chance to “escape” from the drama affecting his homeland.Didier Deschamps’ side made the trip to Wembley despite a series of terrorist attacks which hit Paris on Friday night, while Les Bleus were playing against Germany.That decision came from French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet and, although Lloris admitted to having doubts, he supports it.He said: “The president made the best decision, I think, to play this game.“Of course we are human and we had doubts, whether to play or not, to go home or stay together, but I think it was well managed by the coach and the technical staff.“The last three days were a bit dramatic. We were in mourning all together, we spent some time at Clairefontaine (at the national football academy).“We will try to escape from it for one hour and 30 minutes. There will be a lot of emotion from the players, but it will be a great moment of solidarity.“It will be an opportunity for us to show character and share this moment with all the English people.”France arrived to find Wembley’s arch lit up in the red, white and blue of their national flag, while the words of their national anthem La Marseillaise will be displayed on the stadium screen to encourage English fans to join their visitors in singing it before the game.Regarding the anthem, Lloris said: “We will sing that together and share in that moment.“It will be sung by a great number of English people as well, which will make it stronger.“I know the English very well and I know they’re very respectful as far as this kind of event is concerned. I know they’ll help us to commemorate.“This game is a good opportunity to represent the French nation. The French nation is more important than French football tomorrow.”last_img read more