By JUNIOR UKAHA
A LOCAL businessman has stepped in to assist a team in the Bomana off-season rugby league competition with uniforms and affiliation fees.
Yafo-Sobi Knights, one of the teams participating in the off-season league, received a timely boost with set of uniforms worth more than K2,000 and club registration fee of K600 paid by the owner of Sobi Security Services (SSS) and local businessman Rex Hela.
Team manager Peter Bun said yesterday that the club had been in the wilderness for the last 30 years until the security firm through Hela came to their rescue.
Speaking on behalf of the Knights officials, players and fans, Bun thanked Hela and his company, adding that the team would be making a comeback in the off-season league to restore some lost glory.
He said the team had for the last three decades lost most of its players but there were a lot of young guns ready to prove their skills.
B grade team captain Sowa Philip said the players were happy with the new uniforms and would wear them with pride and discipline in every match.
Philip said when businesses were going through tough economic times, it would be difficult for any business to step in and assist.
However, Hela had showed “he has the little people at heart”.
He said he would buy another set of uniforms for the team, including rugby league balls and urged the youngsters to compete in the true spirit of sportsmanship.