By ZACHERY PER
THREE players from Bintangor Goroka Lahanis have joined up with the Toyota Enga Mioks, bringing the number of players who have made their exodus to the Enga franchise to seven.
They are hooker Casey Frank, former Kumuls centre Garnet Auwo and giant utility Sam Tobokina.
The trio will join fellow Royals export Pasu Peter Avani, Thomas Kumgi, Kaupa Dable and Tarzan Malaguna.
They left yesterday morning to join the Mioks training camp in Wabag, Enga province.
Eastern Highlands provincial police commander Chief Insp Augustine Wampe, who is also the club president of the Royals club, expressed his gratitude to the Mioks board and management for recognising the three players.
Chief Insp Wampe said the three players were among the best produced by Royals, apart from hitman Douglas Uyassi, Sigfred Gande, Nigel Hukula, Alphonse Utai Kapil, Winnie Henao Jr, Damien Bage, Manu Kirape, Highlands Zone prop Eskay Dable, Gainda Metia, Foggy Kobege, Ben and Dickson Gene, Bob Kongo, Ben Jomino, Kaysen Lenge and Clement Tine.
He is also calling on other franchise clubs to take on board some of the players who were sacked by the Lahanis.
He added that some of the players were the “best in the business”.
Chief Insp Wampe noted that the Royals club were renowned for producing some of the best rugby league players.
He also said they had an abundant of quality players who could play in the semi-professional football league competition.
The PPC warned the trio to reward the Mioks management by proving themselves that they could produce results.
He challenged them to also prove to the Lahanis board and franchise owners that the sacking of the 12 Lahanis players, including coach Peter Danga was a “huge blunder”.