by Jeremy Mogi – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby
PNGRFL CEO, Brad Tassel has resigned.
Tassel had stated in a media statement released today, that he was unable to continue in his role due to constant threats against him and his family.
He further stated that he had been a continuous target of a malicious campaign, using social media, whose other targets, included the PNGRFL and The Hunters team, as well as other members of his management.
He fired a salvo at former and current PNGRFL Rugby League Administrators whom he did not name saying that their sole purpose has been to destroy any attempt to deliver a progressive, properly managed national rugby league program.
“They will not be satisfied until Rugby League goes back to the mess they created years ago and that must be stopped and fought hard against,” stated Tassel.
PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka said it was a sad day for him and the Board saying that Tassel would be irreplaceable and that it would be a struggle to find someone of his caliber.
“Brad has given so much and we have taken so much and he is literally exhausted. I have worked closely with Brad for a long time now and seen the mountain of work he does and what he goes through daily. He works 16-hour days as we cannot afford the staff other clubs have. He has never sought or asked for credit or recognition for his work – he just gets the job done and has done so much for Rugby League in PNG.”