PNG Men’s Basketball League set for April 4 tip off: chairman


PAPUA New Guinea’s only semi-professional basketball competition, the PNG Premier Men’s Basketball League is set to tip off on the April 4.
PMBL acting chairman Alain Boussoungou said the competition would have to start in order to get things rolling including the predations of the men’s team for the upcoming Pacific Games in Samoa in July. “We don’t have much time and we need to start the competition,” Boussoungou said.
Boussoungou said the delay would not do any good for the competition and its players and urged all the club delegates for the first meeting to be held at the Sir John Guise Stadium on Saturday.
“We are asking all the current six clubs to attend this first delegates meeting which will be held at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby,” Boussoungou said.
Boussoungou said earlier on the executives tried to host the meeting at the Hohola courts but felt it was not the right locale for PMBL to have its meeting set before the season starts next month.
“By close of business today, we will give the exact meeting venue which is certainly at the Sir John Guise Stadium however we cannot give the exact room as we haven’t booked in the venue yet but we will today and advise accordingly,” Boussoungou said.
Meanwhile Boussoungou has also urged all the current franchises including new interested teams to starting pay their EOI fees.
“There are few clubs owing us money from last year and we urge these clubs to think seriously and pay their dues,” Boussoungou said.
The acting chairman also said that it would be an important meeting as important issues surrounding PMBL would be discussed during the meeting.