Preparations going well for ballers

Preparation by PNG’s men’s and women’s basketball teams for the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Games are going well under the guidance of head coach, Moi Muri.

3x3 basketball will be the format played at the Games with confirmed participation from 11 countries.

“It will be a big task on hand for the team because it's a shorter version of the game being three on three.

“For the women’s, it will their first time to take part in 3x3 basketball while for the men it will be second. The team has done their medical checks and are looking positive, “said General Team Manager, Kevin Teme.

“The basketball challenge in Vanuatu will also be a World Cup qualifier so the team is pretty much eyeing that as a step forward.”

Men’s squad: Apia Muri, Moses Lune, Liam Wright.

Women’s: Betty Angula, Rosa Kairi, Normalisa Dobunaba and Marca Muri

“The other two overseas based men’s players are in doubt due to passport issues for one and the other has personal commitments.”

PNG’s basketball teams will leave for Vanuatu on December 7.



Troy Taule