Sunday, June 6, 2010

Round 5 Results

The visiting Kongo Coffee Warriors from Chimbu Province held off a fast finishing Stop N Shop Port Moresby Vipers to draw 12-all this afternoon. In Lae, a likened premiership preview between Agmark Gurias and SBS Muruks saw the Muruks coming out on top with a 7 points to 6 win over the reigning champions. In Goroka, hosts, Bintangor Lahanis ended competition Leader, Toyota Enga Mioks three successive winning streak with 18 points to 10. The Masta Mak City Rangers bagged it's second win against the Kuris in Mt Hagen, inflicting 4 straight lossess for the Mt. Hagen franchise.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gate fee down for matches

It's good that the Vipers Board and Management decided to reduce the gate fee for Grand stand Entry at PRL from K50 to K30 for this weekends match up against a resurgent Kongo Coffee Warriors. What I am so grateful is that they have also allowed persons holding onto Bemobile issued media passes free entry. It wasn't the case last weekend as Rangers officials decided to bar media personnel from entering the gates. They were asked to pay just like everybody else. I was among those who were turned away. I didn't bother to pay either and had to leave the game but thanks to Vipers, I'll gain entry this time around.
For your information, last year's Bemobile Cup operations were run by Bemobile Staff. This year, the responsibility has been left with each host team to manage gate takings and provide other logistics.
You can read further insights from Brian Jemejeme, Post Courier

The SNS Vipers management have thrown in a special for this weekends games by reducing the grand stand fees. For this weekend only, the grand stand fee will be K30.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Kuris still developing

Developing!!!, what the heck. This is the semi-professional rugby-league competition and we need players that can step up to the challenge. The Eagles and Kuris management should settle their differences and put the best players forward for the good of Rugby league and the people of WHP. Anyhow, here is what Kevin Teme (Post Courier) wrote about the comments made by Wantok Gaming Systems Kuris's coach, John Kala's about his team's dismal performance thus far.

The Mount Hagen Kuris three straight losses have not worried its major sponsor, the players and team management.
Head coach John Kala said yesterday in Port Moresby on arrival from Rabaul that the team was developing with almost all players still getting to know the high level of pressure football and it would take time to finally win games.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mioks in Turmoil

While the Mighty Toyota Enga Mioks are enjoying success at the early rounds of the bemobile cup, politics and management issues have wreaked it's ugly head again, this time posing a possible walk-off the club by players protesting over the incumbent coach to be removed. Mal Taime from Post Courier reports.

TOYOTA Enga Mioks players have demanded coach Gabriel Kiluwa leave the camp or they would not attend training to prepare for round five of the bemobile cup match against Bintangor Goroka Lahanis this weekend.
A reliable insider yesterday told the Post-Courier that the players verbally demanded Kiluwa pack up and leave the camp before they prepare for the Goroka game against Lahanis.

Japanese Firm to Sponsor Warriors

Japanese used car dealer, Trust Company Limited have expressed interest to become the Franchise owner for the Kundiawa Warriors.

From email correspondences with the current Franchise owner Mr. Jerry Kapka, he indicated that there have been initial talks but nothing concrete has been established. Negotiations are still underway.

The beauty of this deal is that the Trust Company Limited came to know about PNG Rugby League and their interest to sponsor a bemobilecup team through this blog. I was not aware of this until it was brought to my attention by one of our current bemobile cup players from the Stop N Shop Port Moresby Vipers, Mr. Thomas Ninkama.