Duo sacked from Hunters for breaches


PNG Hunters pair Joe Joshua and Joe Frank, pictured, were terminated by the team management for alcohol-related issues and continuous breaches of team rules.
Also young Jack Oii and William Mone were released to their respective local clubs.
Coach Michael Marum said it was unfortunate that Joshua and Frank had been given their marching orders from the camp.
“This is the first time that the management has punished players for breaching the camp rules” Marum said.
“We have to do something here as their actions would have affected the discipline and attitudes of the other players as well.”
Marum said previously players were sanctioned with suspensions and dropped from the side but not terminated but this season was different. “We have rules in the camp for players to abide by and if they fall out of line they have to go.
“This comes as warning to the other players as well as, camp rules are supposed to be followed.”
Marum said discipline was of paramount importance in the camp during the season the pair had breached the rules on more than one occassion.
“We give players and officials time off to be with their families but we expect them to conduct themselves in a manner that will not adversely affect the team, its reputation and morale among the players,” he said.
Marum said discipline on and off the field had been the cornerstone for the club’s success since its formation and inception into the Q-Cup in 2014.
Joshua is expected to return to the Lae Tigers while Joe Frank will go back to the Waghi Tumbe.
Marum said he would consider players in the Digicel Cup as his squad would need to be restocked with talent for the remainder of the Intrust Super Cup.