The National, Friday, June 10th 2011
By HENRY MORABANG
BULOLO Football Club were proud recipients of K10,000 worth of new soccer uniforms and training kits to drive them to win the premiership in the Port Moresby soccer competition.
Hanzel Maven, a local from Bulolo, Morobe, stepped in to back the club with financial assistance and re-inforce their objective of winning the premiership.
Maven presented five sets of uniforms to the club recently to prepare them for the challenge ahead.
The uniforms were specially tailored and bought from Hong Kong for the club.
Formerly known as Hard Rocks, Bulolo FC is under the watchful eyes of former PNG youth representative Desmond Waku, Steven Mali and Eric Willie.
Their aim was for the boys to realise their dream of finishing in the top three this season.
Maven said the sponsorship was part of his plan to pool together the soccer talents from Morobe, especially from Bulolo area in Port Moresby.
Apart from getting the players to the Bisini Soccer Park, Maven was eager to see whether the players were prepared to compete in the semi-professional competition such as the National Soccer League next season.
If everything works all right for the club, he would not hesitate to raise his hands up to back a franchise from Bulolo area to be included in the National Soccer League challenge,” he said.
“Should we secure the top three spots in the Port Moresby premier division we will be eyeing the NSL later this year and we will start the process of sourcing financial support.”
Waku thanked Maven for his vision in catering for his local boys residing in Port Moresby.
He said although the Bulolo FC were from Morobe, the players have come from far and wide and it is a true Papua New Guinea team, Waku said.
The former University player said it was the first year for the club to be in the premier division.
The club are in 8th spot and are aiming move a step up when they meet University this weekend.
The association has a tight schedule with three days of competition starting tomorrow.