Mioks mentally up to it

Normal, Sports

The National, Friday July 26th, 2013


THEY will have to do it tough on the road in the remaining three rounds of the Digicel Cup but the Enga Mioks are primed for a top three finish.

Following an inspiring 24-16 victory against the Gulf Isapeas in Port Moresby last week the Mioks have put the Wabag home game ban behind them and are mentally set to finshing the regular rounds with a flurry – regardless of where they play.

Senior players and officials expressed confidence in making the finals as they have two lower placed teams in Mt Hagen Eagles and Hela Wigmen to see off before taking on the Rabaul Gurias all on the road.

Prop Esau Siune, fresh from the high performance Kumul Camp 4 in Port Moresby is desparate to show selectors that he has what it takes to be a member of Team Kumuls and ultimately a World Cup player.  

He said the mind set they took into the Isapea match was to treat it as a home game. 

Siune said that mentally had served them well and the side played cohesive panic-free football to take down the dangerous Gulf side.

The Mioks stars in David Loko, who picked up a leg injury against the Isapea but is expected to play on Sunday, and halfback Roger Laka will provide the direction, flair and power to give the Enga team a strong chance of victory.