Caroline Obi is the upcoming soccer star.
The 18 year old defender was part of the PNG Under 20 women’s team, that took on New Zealand in the World Cup Qualifier.
PNG lost that match but Caroline’s interest in soccer goes back to her childhood days playing in the school competition.
Caroline is of mixed Parentage; her father is from Central and mother from East Sepik.
She grew up in Lae and apart from the norms of every child; Caroline’s interest in soccer saw her excel in her craft.
As she grew up, her interest in the sport continued and was backed by her parents. She went on to secure a spot in the PNG Power Football Club, which was managed by her parents.
Caroline and her parents were avid football supporters but never dreamt she would one day represent the country. At the tender age of 14, she made her debut representing PNG in the OFC U- 15 Girls Championship in 2010, in New Zealand.
Caroline was outstanding when she participated at the recent Oceania Football Confederation Under 20 staged in Mangere, New Zealand. PNG beat Tonga and Vanuatu to face New Zealand in the final playoff of the World Cup Qualifier. PNG went down at 3- nil.
This is the fourth time she has represented the country, on this occasion, she was the vice-captain.
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