Basketball PNG: Prepations for Pacific Games in Samoa

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By Godwin Eki – EMTV News, Port Moresby

In an interview with Coach Dia Muri, working closely with the players and getting the techniques right is critical as he prepares each one for this year’s Pacific Games in Samoa.

Muri has been pushing the players to learn to play under pressure. As a national rep and coach, Muri has a fairly young team under his wing and personally knows what each player brings to the court. He says what he wants to see, is for each player to take with them ‘patience’ to the Pacific Games.

In the next few weeks the squad will be trimmed down from 20 to the final 8 players of 4 men and 4 women. Muri says despite winning silver at the 2017 Mini Games, the goal now is to aim for gold.

Godwin Eki

has been a Sports Reporter since he started work with Media Niugini Limited in 2013, under News and Production. Coming from a background in Nursing and Paramedics from Queensland, Australia, he finds it interesting covering sports from the community level right through to the regional level. Hoping to one day tap into reporting on PNG politics, economics, environmental issues and other challenges Papua New Guineans face, he’s also covered stories on a variety of topics other than sports. His philosophy is: Believe, Act and Pursue.

Godwin Eki