Leka retires from netball

Normal, Sports

AFTER 18 years of representing her country in netball, Mona-Lisa Leka has announced her retirement.
It has been a long and colourful career for the 33-year-old but she said it was the right time for her to call a time-out.
She said she was satisfied with her achievements and had no regrets as she now leaves.
“I am comfortable living the team now that netball in PNG is gong through a new transition.
“There are a lot of very good young players in the team who will take over from us,” Leka said.
Leka made the decision last year that this year’s Games would be her last to represent her country but only a few people knew until their game against India on Monday.
It was announced in the Thyagraj Sports Complex after the game and even her team mates were surprised.
It was an emotional moment as they cheered Leka off the court with a PNG flag covering her back.
PNG beat India 78-41 to claim 11th place out of 12 in the tournament.
The Pepes played hard with Leka playing her best in the middle as she had always done in the past.
“It was a difficult decision to make so I had to take a lot of time to prepare myself for it,” she said.