Pangia league postpones Powi Cup finals


THE Pangia Rugby League Powi Cup finals have been postponed indefinitely due to the Government’s nationwide State of Emergency (SOE) over the coronavirus pandemic, says an official.
Cup president Jack Kipoi said the 12-team tournament, sponsored by Southern Highlands Governor William Powi, had been played in a round-robin format over six weeks with only three sides remaining to compete in the finals.
He said Kara Raiders had beaten Walea Panthers in their semifinal and were on standby for the grand final while the other fixture between Epai Roosters and PK Brothers did not take place due to the SOE.
“The tournament has been free of violence so far,” Kipoi said.
“We have seen many young men compete from villages all over Pangia.
“The SOE was announced during the finals so we will wait for the situation to improve before we can complete the tournament.”
He said Powi had pledged to support the tournament and league with K200,000.
Kipoi said once the funding was released by Powi, the league would use the money to upgrade their oval and meet other operational costs.
He said the funding would also cater for prize money.

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