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June 22, 2021
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Muruks Sponsorship package ready

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The Mendi Muruks are being rescued this season. A sponsorship package will be announced this Friday with a new board and team Management.

An experienced coach has also been secured for the Muruks team this season.

Works Minister and member for Imongu Francis Awesa announced this on Tuesday.

To Mr Awesa,the absence of Mendi Muruks inthe Digicel Cup competition will be a blow tothe players and supporters.

He says all parliamentarians and interested sponsors worked overthe last four days to finally secure a major sponsor and four minor sponsors.

The provincial government has also thrown its full support behindthe team to ensurethey participate inthe 2012 Digicel Cup Competition.

He was disappointed overthe manner in whichthPNGNRL andthe franchise owner Tom Higgins have left this team stranded almost missing out onthe country’s prestigious rugby league competition.

Mendi Muruks has beenthe champion ofthe semi-professional league on two occasions and has played out inthe top four each season.

It has played out of Lae because ofthe franchise owner’s place of residence. Nowthe team will live up to its name, making Mendi its home.

The Muruks team will makethe new Tente Oval in Menditheir home ground and not Lae as used to be.

Ruth Rungula, Trukai Sport

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