ALL eyes are on the women’s national basket ball team for a possible gold chase in the much anticipated Pacific Games in July.
The long awaited home soil bumper is approaching in a mere two month time and tempos are flared with gusto for the women’s side. Coached under the watchful eyes of former national player Salape Parapa, the team has matured in strength with its training sessions at the Don Bosco Training Institute, Taurama.
Hence the training performance of the team have spoken clearly that the women are preparing to prove their worth on home soil.
PNG National Basketball Federation Nick Daroa says the women’s team has absolute chances in wining gold in this Pacific Games on home turf.
The achievements of the teams have spoken when they finished sixth after beating Tahiti in the Bronze playoff in 2007 Pacific Games in Samoa. Their performance improved in 2013 when they succumbed to fourth place trailing Tahiti on third with Australia topping the overall ladder ahead of New Zealand on second spot.
Daroa made a comparison that PNG would have come second to Tahiti excluding Australia and New Zealand for instance.
"It was a big gain that the women had put up to their performance," Daroa said.
He added that because of their performance, the Go 4 Gold Committee has gained confidence on the team and granted them a promise to fund their build training session in Gold Coast at the end of this month. PostCourier