Tribunal to deal with 9s violence


THE PNG Games Council has referred the violence reports between Team SHP and Team NCD to the Games Tribunal Committee.
PNG Games Sports director John Susuve who also oversees the overall administration of the Games was disappointed that such violence had tarnished the spirit of unity and friendship of the PNG Games in Kimbe.
Susuve said they received reports from Team SHP and Team NCD and the tribunal committee would deliberate on them and dish out penalties if warranted.
“We will not tolerate such animalistic behaviour. I am very disappointed that the management of Team SHP and Team NCD have come out with an such incident which tarnished all these years of hardwork of taking the Games to where it is now,” Susuve said.
He urged all team managements to take control of their teams.
Susuve has been a strong advocate of PNG Games as it is creating pathways for unknown talents.
He said athletes should not spoil the hardwork by some people to put the Games together.
Violence between Team SHP and Team NCD erupted during the nines rugby league bronze medal play-off last Friday.
Not only that, there was also a brawl between supporters of West New Britain and East New Britain during an AFL game last week.
Yesterday Team Chimbu players and officials assaulted volleyball officials for what they claimed was an unfair ruling.
Meanwhile, Team SHP general team manager Paul Yakira said the media report yesterday on the rugby 9s violence was unfair.
“Where did you get the report as the officials were not involved in the incident. The media report has tarnished the hardwork put in by some officials including prominent businessman Sape Molumi in getting the team to West New Britain.”