PAPUA New Guinea Rugby Football League chairman Sandis Tsaka has called on persons associated with the game in the country to be cautious with any media outbursts and use proper channels if they had any issues.
Tsaka’s statement follows a report in the Post-Courier on Tuesday (2 September, 2014) from Enga Mioks coach Timothy Lepa criticising the manner in which the Digicel Cup grand final was conducted in Lae last Sunday.
Tsaka said from his observation PNG National Rugby League Chairman Sudhir Guru and General Manager Hubert Warupi did a commendable job considering the challenges they faced in organising the grand final.
This included shifting the grand final venue from Kokopo to Lae within one week and doing a good job given the short space of time to plan an event of such magnitude.
“We thought Sudhir (Guru), Hubert (Warupi), the major sponsors Digicel and others involved did a commendable job considering the short space of time they had to do it in,” Tsaka said.
“The last thing we want is someone who is supposed to hold a responsible position such as being the coach of a franchise in the national competition using the media to air his opinion, particularly if it misleading and not a true reflection of what happened.
“There are proper avenues for that and irresponsible comments such those carried in the media report do more damage than good to the reputation of the game and more so on the personal integrity of the people who sacrifice their personal time for the love of the game.”
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