I am still in charge: Yak

Normal, Sports


PRESIDENT of Gomis Rugby League in Western Highlands province, James Yak, said yesterday that he is still in charge, and has not resigned or been sidelined.
He said his term expires next April, and brushed aside media reports that he had stood down.
“To set the record straight, I am not happy with the article in yesterday’s (The National) newspaper, because facts were not reported.
“No one was forced or intimidated into the special general meeting in Lae last Tuesday where the majority of the affiliated leagues were present,” Yak said.
Yak said he was aware that a special meeting for presidents of leagues throughout the country was going to be held on Dec 29.
He said he was not going to make the meeting, so he appointed Patrick Yanis to represent Gomis Rugby League at the meeting.
He could not attend the meeting due to medical reasons as he is currently in Port Moresby seeking medical attention.
Yanis, who attended on his behalf, is the technical and development officer of Gomis league.
Yak told The National in an interview yesterday that all the 22 presidents at the meeting voted Garry Juffa as the chairman, and Brian Kramer as the deputy chairman of PNGRFL together with their members of the board as reported earlier this week.
He said he supported the decision.
When contacted by The National, PNGRFL manager Joe Tokam confirmed the meeting did take place, and he attended the meeting as an