Hambu Hox face the axe

Normal, Sports


THE Central Touch Football Association has banned Hambu Hox (Hohola) club officials and players from participating in next year’s touch footy season.
The association issued the ban following an incident over the weekend at Murray Barracks where disgruntled and frustrated players who were allegedly under the influence of alcohol attacked match officials.
It was alleged that Hambu Hox players were disappointed that they did not receive any trophies for being runners-up.
Stallions won 60 medallions and four trophies for minor premiers, including the best and fairest awards.
Touch Football PNG president Joe Yore said club officials and players actions were “uncalled for”.
Yore who escaped unhurt called for the association to impose a life ban on all those players and officials involved.
He also demanded a full investigation into the incident and report forwarded to the national federation for further action.
Yore said he would push for a life ban on the club if recommended by Central Touch Football Association executive.
“There are processes set in place and those alleged should follow these procedures to sort out the matter,” he said.
However, they saw fit to do otherwise acting like hooligans and destroying property.
“They did not even respect the authority of the game which is shameful and disgusting,” Yore added.
CTFA president Alice Kwarara said: “We have identified the players, representative players who supposed to lead by example but resorted to  unsportsmanship behaviour.”