The most watched and enjoyed Digicel Cup Competition is getter bigger and better this season, despite the lack of available venues for some clubs.
The competition’s major sponsor, Digicel PNG, made their second installment payment today. The payment was part of the 900 hundred thousand kina committed for the competition this year.
Semi-professional competition, Digicel Cup, is into round nine this weekend. The Lae Snax Tigers still maintain the top position in the East Pool with five wins from the six games played, while the Wigmen are competition leaders in the Northwest pool with 14 points.
For this season, the Gulf Isapeas and Port Moresby Vipers are without home grounds due to Lloyd Robson Oval under construction.
The Goroka Lahanis also lost their home games because of spectator violence, and will now see them play outside their own turf throughout the season.
On a brighter note, Digicel PNG is committed to supporting the Competition since taking the game on board three years ago.
It has grown from strength to strength every year, and is seeing tremendous improvement in followers, while having access to unsung sporting talent within the country.
Almost all players currently playing for the SP PNG Hunters in the Intrust Super Cup are all products of the Digicel Cup.
PNGNRL General Manager, Hubert Warupi, is committed to building a partnership with business stakeholders and franchise owners, to have the competition going forward.
Warupi is pleased to receive the second installment payment of K225, 000, of K900, 000, allocated by Digicel PNG for the running of the competition for this year.
A question was asked on whether Digicel Cup players are eligible for the SP PNG Hunters Intrust Super Cup Campaign, or Hunters players to come back to their teams if they are found to have breached the Club’s Code of Conduct.
As in the case of Gonzela Urakusie, who has been stood down, while waiting for the PNGRFL’s final decision.
Mr. Warupi says a chairman to chairman discussion with PNGRFL is currently on, and an outcome is expected later this week.
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