THE country’s premier sporting competition, the Digicel Cup, was launched overnight, as Captains, Managers and sponsors of the franchises, all attended.
With Rugby League being described as the most popular sport in the country, much talk was about the positive impact that the game could have on the people of the country.
Among the evening’s guests, were Enga Governor Peter Ipatas and Minister for Sports, Justin Tkatchenko.
Digicel Chief Executive Officer, John Mangos, said his company was proud to continue a long lasting relationship with the competition.
With the captains of the 10 franchises lined up behind him, Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko acknowledged the support of the sponsors of the competition, but was also quick to point out the shortfalls of the game’s administration on previous occasions.
The competition is set to kick off on Sunday, April 13th.
Captain for Port Moresby Vipers, Richard Kambo, was also looking forward to the new season, but downplayed his team’s premiership status, saying that with the loss of so many of their regulars, getting the rhythm of his team back, would be a priority.
With 92 games to be played over 8 venues, and an estimated half a million spectators, the Digicel Cup has been described as the largest single sporting event in the country.
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