Wabag host cup finals

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The National, Thursday 04th April, 2013

FOUR teams have qualified for the 2013 Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup finals in Wabag this weekend.
From the 84 that competed, the four are Mendi Wantok Trading Offcuts, Wabag Central Spy Knights, Tom Kune Trading Kamkumung Crushers and Armsec Bulolo Miners.
CCIC organisers plan a road show convoy in Wabag town and nearby villages by the four teams tomorrow. The curtain raiser will be the women’s grand final between Goroka GDH Brumbies and Mt Hagen Kungpengs on Sat­urday.
The first play-off match is bet­ween Bulolo Miners and Mendi Offcuts, followed by the match between the Kamkumung Crushers and the Spy Knights. The two winners battle for the Ipatas Cup and the two losers play-off for third place.
The grand final will be officially kicked off by the Sports and South Pacific Games Minister Justin Tkat­chenko and Enga Governor Peter Ipatas.
All Engan MPs, including former Mioks chairman and Wabag MP Robert Ganim, will be present.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill made a commitment to attend the grand final but is yet to confirm his attendance.
CEO Timothy Lepa, pictured, urged all supporters to come and support their teams in a peaceful manner.
He thanked all the sponsors of the Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup and the individual sponsors of the 84 teams who have participated in this season’s tournament.