Coach raises issue on player eligibility

Normal, Sports

CONCERNS were raised to the PNG Games judiciary committee last Saturday over the fielding of national players in a basketball match last Friday.
The issue was raised by the coach of the Southern Highlands basketball team D’Jay Embia.
Embia stated that during  their first match against Team NCD, four national players where fielded by team NCD at the same time during the second half.
He said that this was a breach in match regulations which stated that a side could only have three national players with only two being fielded at any one time.
Embia showed total disappointment saying that his side comprised raw talents from all the eight districts of Southern Hightlands province and stated that the case showed injustice to other players in the provincial teams who are trying to make it big in the national sporting arena.
Team managers from the other teams also showed their support by backing the appeal taken up by Embia.
He is also appealing to the judiciary to fast-track the decision before the final.
Despite all the commotion, the SHP women’s basketball side, won all their games and are proving to be an obstacle for other teams, especially with Nomi Yambi at centre while Cathy Jude was causing havoc for their opponents in the guards.
The men’s side have come away with two wins after Friday’s upset with a notable performance from the center Dominic Paul who dominated the score sheet in their second match against Western province slamming 11 consecutive two pointers which was a match record for any individual player at this year’s games while guard Nelson Wasano proved a handful for the opposition.