By JACK AMI
THE two Petroleum Resources Kutubu-sponsored sides, the Gulf Isapea and Mendi Muruks, will lock horns in their round 11 Digicel Cup clash at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium on Sunday.
This was confirmed by Isapea board chairman Jacob Ivaroa after approval was granted by Curtain Brothers management for the use of the Konedobu venue.
Ivaroa, on behalf of the Gulf Isapea board, thanked the civil works developer for the use of the venue to stage its home game against the Muruks.
He said the club and the venue caretaker, in a joint partnership, will manage the gate and security at the venue.
“We are grateful to the firm for allowing us to stage our home game at the stadium,” Ivaroa said.
The chairman said security personnel from the police and private sector would be increased to ensure a safe atmosphere for fans, officials and players.
Ivaroa said consumption of alcohol and rowdy behaviour, as well as the chewing and sale of betel nut would be dealt with harshly.
“The venue caretakers have stressed that alcohol and substance abuse at the venue will not be tolerated.
“People should support their teams in the good spirit of sportsmanship and accept the fact that there can only be one winner.
“They have to allow the match officials to do their job,” the Isapea chairman said.
“There is no place for violence nor the abuse of match officials, players and club managements in this competition.”
By JACK AMI