GULF Governor Havila Kavo will be making a last attempt today when he meets with PNG National Rugby League chairman, Don Fox, to discuss Gulf Sapeas entry into bemobile Cup challenge for this year.
In an interview yesterday, Kavo said the provincial government had already made available the first installment allocation of K100,000 to secure the licence for Sapea to enter the competition.
He said if the discussions went well with Fox, the provincial government would release the next lot of payment of K300,000 for the Sapea’s entry into the semi-professional competition.
“All I want to see is players from Papuan region making it into the PNG Telikom Kumuls – the main reason to enter a franchise from Gulf province,” Kavo said.
He added that currently there was no representation from Southern region in the Kumuls side unlike in the previous years.
Kavo added that PNGNRL now had to look at giving chances to franchise teams from Southern region to enter the bemobile Cup competition for a fair representation from the regions in PNG.
Currently, there are teams from East New Britain, Enga, Eastern and Western Highlands and Southern Highlands competing in the bemobile Cup.