By Jaylee Sapias – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby
The annual Southern 9s tournament is into Day 2 of competition at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby, with a total of 64 teams participating.
Tournament Director, Solomon Ravu, said defending champions, Irupara GK will have to showcase an outstanding performance to retain their title, as there are many new and exciting faces to look out for.
The tournament will be used as an avenue to create player pathways to bigger competitions such as the Intercity Cup.
The tournament, which is sponsored by Sports Events Limited, will see a total of K40,000 in prize money, in which K10,000 will be awarded to the cup winners at the end of the tournament.
The Southern 9s tournament will see four more days of competition before finals are played on Friday.