THE people of Southern Highlands Province (SHP) and Mendi Muruks fans will soon know who will carry their flag with pride following the final selections for the Mendi Muruks team.
The franchise will be finalising its select team for the 2014 Digicel Cup competition following months of preparations from trials matches, coaching, refereeing and players’ clinics since last year October.
Once again Mendi town saw trial action from Friday to yesterday at the Joe Keviame oval when the Mendi Black and White team selected from the recent CIVPAC Cup challenge vie for spots in the Muruks team.
The players were taken into a one-week camp in Mendi since last Monday and have been hard at training with their coaches in former Mendi Muruks greats Thomas Undipia for Mendi Whites and Timon Mosibiya for Mendi Blacks.
Most of the players in the camp are young and new to the inter-city competition and come from all districts of Southern Highlands Province.
“This is the pride of all Southern Highlanders thus all individuals, business house and companies must come together and give their support.” Muruks Board chairman Issac Joseph said.
“We will not recruit players from outside but we will promote our young stars here and produce our own talents to win the Digicel Cup after two to three years. We will not buy players to win the cup because Mendi Muruks produced its own players and won the cup twice back in the 90s.”
Minister for Works and Member for Imbongu, Francis Awesa echoed Joseph’s sentiments.
The final team was picked yesterday and will move to Igam Barracks in Lae, Morobe Province and train for a month there. The National
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