By JACK AMI
Basketball in Kerema town was revived last month.
The move to resurrect the game loved and played by many Gulf people was initiated by the Kerema Basketball Association president Aua Aisi.
Aisi, who works with Bank South Pacific, was recently transferred to the bank’s Kerema branch.
He had previously been president of Kiunga Basketball Association, Western, from 2009-2010 and the Alotau Basketball Association, Milne Bay, in 2013. With his experience in basketball administration, he intends to drive the code to the next level with professionalism and transparency.
PNG Basketball Federation president Nick Daroa said the Kerema association had put their house in order under the executive management of Aisi, Kingsley Sorari (vice-president), Edward Miniel (secretary) and Debbie Paulisbo (treasurer), with the support of match committee officials Rose Koroia, Aisey Koroia, Elizabeth Sorari and Esther Ropo.
The disciplinary committee comprises former basketball ersVincent Ehari, Ando Kwalam and former soccer player Kevin Paulisbo.
“We look forward to affiliating to the PNG Basketball Federation by the end of next week,” Aisi said.
The proper season was tipped off last weekend, with eight teams — KSS, OBM, Urban Fox, Medics 1, Medics 2, Drifters, PNG Power Sparkies and United — in the running for this year’s men’s and women’s premiership.
By JACK AMI