The National, Thursday July 18th, 2013
By JAMES APA GUMUNO
SAMBERIGI/GOBE Souths coach Jerry Kenoge has called for the annual general meeting to be conducted to elect new office bearers for the National South Basketball League (NSBL).
Kenoge, who is also a player and referee, said the current executives lead by Silas Nicky had done nothing over the last five years to groom the players to take part in the national games.
Kenoge said that before any tournament is organised, there must be an annual general meeting to elect new office bearers.
“Now we have two groups of people trying to organise the same annual National South Basketball competition,” he said.
According to Kenoge the majority Souths clubs affiliated to the NSBL want an annual general meeting to be conducted in order for them to appoint new executives before the tournament kicks off.
He said the current executives had not run the tournament properly.
“The classic example was last year’s tournament which ended prematurely after the current executive went on a drinking spree and got themselves locked behind bars,” he said.
He said under Nicky the NSBL was not promoting the code in the Southern Highlands and around the country and grooming players to participate in the PNG Men’s Basketball League the Pacific Games.
He added that the current split in NSBL clubs was making a mockery of the Souths name.