Tei Kariko Iokea grand final ended trouble free

The Tei Kariko Iokea (TKI) Rugby League Association season ended with its grand final matches on Sunday at Iokea village in East Kerema LLG, Gulf Province.

It was a trouble-free grand final for divisions of Under 16, Under 19 and A Grade.

This rural association is affiliated to Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League under the Southern Confederation.  

One of the tournament sponsor Thomas Opa said the crowd of close to 1,000 people watched the game and went home satisfied with no major violence that had plagued rugby league in many rural areas lately.

“The people of Iokea displayed true sportsmanship and the supporters were well behaved,” Opa said.

Opa sponsored the junior divisions with trophies and shields worth K2,000.

The association officials were gratitude to sponsors Opa and Nickson Laime who assisted with end of the year trophies.

The association is now preparing to host the Governor’s Cup which will be held in Iokea village on the Dec 31, 2016.

The tournament will be attended by all village rugby league teams, and interested sponsors can contact Opa on 72558156 if they wish to assist with logistics for the tournament.

Caption: Thomas Opa kicking off the grand finale. 

Charles Yapumi