PNGRFL condemns attack on Dr Kendino

The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League has condemned the attack by thugs on Dr Gideon Kendino recently.

Chief Executive Officer, Reatau Rau said Dr Kendino was at the Paradise Hospital to pick up medical reports for some SP Hunters players when he was held up and shot at by thugs.

“We condemn this attack on the well- respected doctor in the strongest possible term.

“And we hope the criminals are caught and given the punishment they deserve.”

 “He is in a stable condition and his fellow doctors at Port Moresby General Hospital are attending to him,” Rau said.

He said alternative arrangements are in place for a doctor’s presence for Saturday’s SP Hunters game as well as the Women’s and Digicel Cup matches.

“There will be a doctor available for Saturday’s games as well as future Hunters games while he is hospitalised,” Rau added.

Dr Kendino has been involved with rugby league since the 1980s with Defence club, Port Moresby Vipers and the PNG Kumuls.

He has been with the SP Hunters since its entry into the Queensland Intrust Super Cup in 2014 with Coach Michael Marum and Head Trainer Solomon Kuluniasi.

“On behalf of the SP Hunters players and staff, our PNGRFL partners and families, I wish Dr Kendino a speedy recovery,” said Rau.

Troy Taule