MENDI Rugby Football League (MRFL) competition entered its third week of competition last weekend thanks to the major support of its local MP Pastor Isaac Joseph.
President of MRFL Joe Ungia commended the local MP for his vision to solely sponsor the Mendi competition with the injection of K100,000.
He said the Mendi MP had come good with his promise to fund the competition which has given a new focus for youth and sports enthusiasts in the Mendi electorate.
“Mendi town community is rebuilding socially and economically from tribal warfare wounds in the last few years has wholeheartedly welcome the sponsorship,” the president said.
Ungia said the MRFL officials have commenced the off-season competition and named as Member Joseph Cup which will run through to December for the final series in Mendi town.
After third week of the competition, Tigers remained undefeated with six points, Tarangau and Kawaso Hawks on three points, Red Hills and Bulldogs on two points each, Royals and Storms on one point while Brothers are yet to register a point on the ladder.
Pastor Isaac when contacted yesterday was humbled with Ungai’s comment stating that Southern Highlands people follow rugby league and he strongly believed that his allocation was justified.
He said the K2.5million which would come also from all other MP’s will support the good cause to maintain normalcy in Mendi town and also the Southern Highlands province as a whole.
Mendi MP said the K2.5 million is for human development as a lot of Southern Highlands love rugby league.
“We have to have good peace and loving human beings before major infrastructure such as road and bridge can be built and I strongly believe that sports (rugby league) is the way to go,” he said.