Narak Cup lights up sleepy Jimi

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THE Narak Cup rugby league competition played in the Jimi district, Western Highlands province, unites people from Jimi and Banz.
The Tabibuga district headquarters came alive during the weekend when thousands of people turned up to witness the grand final.
A two-day of Narak Cup finals in men’s rugby league and women’s volleyball brought the people from Upper Jimi, Lower Jimi, Banz and Middle Jimi to Mai’s Oval in Tabibuga.
Narak Cup is named after the common local dialect, Narak, of the Middle Jimi area.
The Narak Cup with K10,000 cash price was solely sponsored by Simbla Electrical Service, a private electrical firm owned by a local of the Narak speaking people, Mai Dop.
The Narak Cup competition was kicked started last March, eight men’s rugby clubs and eight women’s volleyball clubs registered and participated in the competition.
In the U/17 division final, Raiders defeated Island Roosters 6-0 and walked away with K300 cash and a trophy while the runner up received K250.
In the A-reserve grade Station cowboys defeated Elbo Raiders with a field goal, 1-0 and walked away with the Narak plate with K400 cash prize.
In the A grade final between Mountain Bombers and Raiders, the Bombers kicked in two field goals courtesy of fullback Jerry Koime, 2-0 to claim the victory.