The National, Thursday 11th April, 2013
By ZACHERY PER
THE Bintangor Goroka Lahanis held a team clean-a-thon on Sunday morning as part of their community service before the season proper kicks off this weekend.
The clean-a-thon started at 8am in front of Bintangor Supermarket in Goroka town and went around the town and all the way to West Goroka before winding down at the National Sports Institute.
Team manager Denver Ame said the players should take pride in their town and the exercise would lead them to having pride in the jersey they wore to represent the province
He said the initiative would mould them to make significant impacts on and off the field.
Ame said the Lahanis, despite losing the services of Kumuls centre Thompson Teteh, Walter Hasu and Elvis Dick to the Snax Tigers, should still do well.
He said they still had the cream of players in Kumuls Gonzella Urakusie, Wesley Mohokule, Adex Wera, Spiro Mikave, Joseph Peter and Yapa Kapu to be competitive.
Team captain Glen Nami is overseas having knee reconstruction and in his place, Nicko Ubile will captain the side, while Urakusie and Peter are co-captains.
The team is coached by Peter Warlok, Jeffrey Gideon as head trainer, team doctor is Dr Daniel Kanasa, and Ame the team manager.
After two trial games with the Mt Hagen Eagles and the Lae Snax Tigers, the Lahanis are primed and ready to take on the Gulf Isapeas this weekend at the National Sports Institute, the start of the Digicel Cup.