By ISAAC LIRI
SP PNG Hunters assistant coach Nigel Hukula resigned from his position before the start of the season and leaves the club he has been with since 2016.
Hukula tendered his resignation at the beginning of this year due to business commitments in his home town Wewak, East Sepik.
In his tenure as second in command, the former Kumul contributed immensely in terms of assisting the Hunters day-to-day operations including training and media commitments where he represented Marum to address the media and the public.
Hunters head coach Michael Marum said Hukula would be missed by the players but added they expected the 40-year-old to check in on the team whenever the opportunity arose.
“Nigel resigned because he wanted to take up work in Wewak and he spoke to me before he handed his resignation,” Marum said.
“We allowed him to stay on a bit and just last weekend he left us and we had a little farewell for him before he left.
“He’s a great team man and staffer. He was loyal and is very hard working and we’re going to miss his valuable input.”
“Hopefully he does well with his future employment and we will always invite him to come back anytime.
“Nigel was always there for us. He did a lot with the team, he’s got experience as a coach and being a member of the Kumuls coaching staff but he just wanted to concentrate on the business side of things so that’s where family comes first so we respect his decision.”
By ISAAC LIRI