With Siaka appointed to lead the 14-women squad to Samoa, the elated new captain beamed at the Lewas’ prospects in the upcoming regional qualifier.“The girls are feeling good following our full training routines and going to the gym in preparation for the regional qualifier against Japan and host country Samoa,” said Siaka.“We have both experienced players and fresh new talent on board to regain our confidence and top spot in the East Asia Pacific region.“If we keep focused and go through what we have prepared for as a team, we can make it to the top as a team,” concluded Siaka.Coach Maha, who will be guiding the Lewas in his first ICC EAP Regional Qualifier, commented on Siaka’s appointment as captain.“The selectors have chosen the best leader for the job. In my opinion, she is the best captain in Port Moresby cricket,” said Maha. “Her experience will instill confidence in the team, particularly for our new intakes from the outer regions of PNG.”The CPL PNG Lewas’ coach further added that the squad has been working hard on their techniques, with a lot of emphasis placed on strength and endurance.“We have a huge chance, but we must not be too relaxed or overconfident. We need to continue to remain focused on what we have prepared so far and on the task ahead of us,” remarked Maha.Both captain and coach thanked major sponsors City Pharmacy Ltd group of companies, Cricket PNG, longtime supporters Pure Water and their respective families and friends for their ongoing generosity and support.The women’s national cricket squad will go head to head against Japan and host country Samoa in the regional qualifier. The team that finishes on top of the table will progress to the global qualifier for the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in England.The CPL PNG Lewas depart Port Moresby for Samoa tomorrow, July 12, with the tournament kick starting on Friday, July 15.