The National, Thursday 30th May 2013
By PISAI GUMAR
PANAMEX Pacific (PNG) Ltd has revived the hopes of Tarangau soccer club from Buimo jail in Lae after four years out of the Lae Football Association competition.
The company’s national sales and marketing manager Ronald Ram, a former player, took the initiative to personally donate four soccer balls with a set of uniforms after Sgt Ben Yohang approached him with the aim to revive club.
Tarangau men’s team reached the top in 2004 beating Poro in the grand final. After that triumph the celebrations have been few and far between but the club has someone who was willing to give it a chance to recapture past glories.
Chief Supt Simon Sobaim, who transferred to Buimo, has taken up the challenge assisted by Yohang.
Ram played for Tarangau in 2006 and in 2010; the club disappeared from the LFA grounds, forcing Ram to join Poro.
Ram challenged his former club to qualify for the premier division saying this success would bring more support.
Acting commander Judy Tara said that the assistance was heartfelt and significant for Correctional Service family.
She said the equipment would keep their children involved in a positive activity.
Interim club president Sobaim, said the Tarangau women hoped to be a feeder team to Poro FC in the Women’s NSL competition.