Moresby South basketball teams boosted


TWO clubs from Moresby Souths Basketball competition’s JT Cup received new uniforms from two companies in National Capital District.
It was timely boost for Leftovers, who were supported by Stephen Kilage and Hoppers who were supported by Digicel PNG chief executive officer Colin Stone.
Hoppers Tony Haro thanked Stone and Digicel PNG for the kind gesture to recognise grass roots development through sports.
Competition technical director Oxcy John said that both teams were proud that the two companies reached out to the grass roots level to support settlement youths involvement in basketball.
He said that the recognition had given confidence to the players to play with pride in the new uniforms.
John said other teams also needed support for uniforms.
He said uniforms are part of the requirement to play in the competition.
“The men’s competition is competitive with current and former national players playing to develop and promote the code,” John said.
Meanwhile, the weekend’s matches were deferred due to the sudden death of basketball supporter Joyce Muri, the wife of former PNG international Moi Muri and mother of PNG reps Maka, Apia, Purari and Cornelius.
John said the Muri family had promoted and developed players especially from the settlements over many years.
“We all respect and extend our heartfelt condolences to the Muris and suspended this weekend matches.”
The competition will tip off this weekend.