By ROBINSON LEKA
CENTRAL Dabaris last week named founding players John Stanley, Allan Simbiri, Gairo Kapana and Makara Hura in their 70-man train-on squad for the upcoming Digicel Cup season.
The four players were founding members of the Dabaris in 2019 with Stanley leaving for the Vipers last year while Simbiri spent the past two seasons with the Rabaul Gurias and Hela Wigmen.
Kapana and Hura left the club last year to play with Gulf Isou, however, the club has opened its doors to the four for a train-and-trial deal for the pre-season.
Notable omissions from the club include halves Junior Belo, Dobi Michael, Nick Hasu and former SP Hunter Adam Korave.
Dabaris development and programme manager Indy Verena told The National yesterday that the squad were asked to assemble this week and for induction and signing of their train-and-trial contracts.
“John, Allan, Gairo and Makara expressed interest to return to the club, so we offered them train-and-trial deals for our pre-season,” he said.
“But it’s up to them if they want to re-join.
“It’s a train-and-trial agreement, so it will be up to each player to make themselves available for our pre-season.
“We have eight players from the development team in the Southern Super League National Gaming Control Board Cup and 20 players from last year’s squad.”
Squad: Aida Mose, Aigewa Palo, Alex Alungi, Allan Simbiri, Alwyn Kevaru, Andrew Solo, Batalomi Evi, Betuel Ugava, Buli Henao, Cartwright Kaniku, Charlie Nick, Cyril Seiba, Delbert Raim, Diro Papson, Douglas Perika, Eddie Kaika, Foni Heni, Freddy Jonathan, Gairo Kapana, Gari Doura, George Tevete Ume, Goasa Damena, Gomara Koba, Heni Rawa, James Kipitap, James Pari, Jerry Moses Iuda, Jimmy Bob, Joash Toringi, John Stanley, Johnny Benson, Jordan Simon, Josh Ericho, Junior Kale, Karava Mafu, Kossman Rahe, Lega Batia, Lohia Arua, Lote Kuman, Makara Hura, Manau Egu, Matthew Wauwe, Mensnoh Gimbal, Muka Kalu, Moi Goro, Morea Morea Jnr, Morris Morea, Moses Damena, Nao Vaghuia, Nelson Yei, Noho Isaiah, Norman Iri, Papa Otto, Paul Galmai, Peter Kalu, Pipi Gari, Raymond Frank, Richmond Pokawi, Robert Mase, Saka Mairi, Sebastine Gaudi, Shane Kalimba, Stanley Kobil, Steven Tai, Tau Rava, Tekila Kini, Troy Taumu, Whallen Tauloi, Yahyah Billy, Zachary Henao.
By ROBINSON LEKA