The National, Friday 24th May 2013
By PHILIP KEPSON
THE Enga Mioks have a task to prove to their worth when they take on the Mt Hagen Eagles on Sunday in Wabag.
After losing three games to Port Moresby Vipers, Lae Tigers and last week Sunday to the Gulf Isapea, the people of Enga, who are currently sponsoring the team through their provincial government, will not entertain any excuses against neighbours from the Western highlands.
Many fans including former Mioks players, officials, spectators and even Governor Peter Ipatas and provincial administrator Dr Samson Amean, have expressed grave concern about the performance of the team and wanted nothing but a convincing win from coach Timothy Lepa. Mioks had a clean record and remained as one of the senior teams, finishing on the top three, under the control of former chairman and current Wabag MP Robert Ganim, in the last five years.
Lepa has been running his squad hard with the aim of getting them ready for what could be a game that makes or breaks their position in the eyes of the fans and sponsors.
The Mioks suffered the ignominy of being the Isapea’s third victim and a win in Wabag is not just expected but demanded.