He is facing the club that nurtured him to reach the pinnacle of his rugby league career playing for the Papua New Guinea Kumuls.
Nami will run onto the National Sports (NSI) ground in Lae Tigers colours hoping to put a dent in his former club’s season.
Nami’s utlilty value will be a bonus for the Tigers as will his inside knowledge of the Lahanis style of play.
The Lahanis will be under the guidance of new coach Baffinu Illai and will be keen to start their season off on the best note.
Illai will rely on dynamic lock Bernard Tatsim Junior, Leo Fred, Kevin Inagafa, Joseph Peter, Wesley Mohukule, Felix Tatsim and halfback Robin Soga.
Notably Charlie Buka, the son of former Lahanis five-eighth Fatty Buka will make his debut in the No.6 jersey.
He was recruited from the Highlands Zone side as a replacement for Noel Zemming who is playing for the SP Hunters.
Though Lahanis narrowly lost to Simbu Lions (14-12) in a trial match last month the Goroka franchise have a great tradition as one of the competition’s leading sides.