By ISAAC LIRI
Prima Smallgoods has contributed in a big way towards Gulf Isou’s pre-season programme leading up to the start of the Digicel Cup on April 7.
Isou and Gulf Province Sports Trust chairman Mai Ori made these remarks yesterday during the announcement of Prima’s sponsorship renewal of K125,000 towards the club, who are preparing for their second season in the semi-professional competition.
“Prima Smallgoods have been behind us during our intensive pre-season for the last 10 weeks,” Ori said.
“Pre-season was something we missed in our inaugural season last year and having learnt from that, we were adamant of a proper preparation for our players to be competitive.”
Ori said the franchise had set a goal to finish in the top five this year and would be working towards achieving that.
He said Isou would be ambassadors of Prima.
Prima representative Kola Geri said K25,000 would be in kind, where Gulf Isou will benefit from the company’s food products, and K100,000 would be handed to the club in cash.
“We have a good relationship with Isou and we want to see it become stronger in the future,” Geri said.
Meanwhile, the Petroleum Resources Kutubu-sponsored side unveiled their 25-man squad and nine fringe players.
Isou coach Norris Selu said the squad was made up of players from the Port Moresby Rugby Football League, Moresby South Rugby League and affiliates from the province.
Squad: Josh Erico, Gabby Taune, Ray Watt Vincent, Smith Siviri, Peter Soi, Yunny Patrick, Jason Maima, Moore Evara, Marlon Palani, Nelson Wak, Benji Kot, Patrick Opo, Riko Jimmy. Interchange: Rex Hapeo, Moses Okopela, Andy Luke Jnr, Ezekiel Minig; Reserves – Charles Kumbi, Max Koro, Joseph Singura, Eddie Mase, Robert Mase, John Koivi, Ronnie Aua, Roa Manu Gairo.
By ISAAC LIRI