The 2021 PNG Digicel Cup Finals Series kicks off this Sunday with two massive Elimination Finals set to take place at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.
Kicking off the Double Header, the in-form Waghi Tumbe will face last year’s Minor Premiers, the Rabaul Gurias.
The Tumbe, who missed out on a top two finish by on for and against (3 points behind Mendi, 24 behind Lae), are on an eight game winning streak and face a Gurias side that only scraped into the 2021 Finals.
Following the Tumbe v Gurias match, the Port Moresby Vipers will face last year’s Premiers, the Hela Wigmen.
The Vipers come into the Finals on a six match winning streak which includes wins over the Lae Tigers, Mendi Muruks and Hela Wigmen, whilst the Wigmen only won one of their last five starts.
The winners of both matches will face off next week in the Minor Semi Final.
WAGHI TUMBE (3) VS RABAUL GURIAS (6)
National Football Stadium | 1:00pm
John Stanley, Shane Nigel, Shallom Bire, Ben Wemin, Frank Tole, Yunng Patrick, Karis Peter, Fredro Gene, Brian Gispe, Benjamin Timothy, Ade Kawa, Aaron Kamba, Thompson Teteh; Interchange: Yoks Bagave, Junior Mel, Joel Kee, Abel Rami
Jessey Mathew, Robert Koronus, Valentine Wamdi, Joe Frank, Paul Koi, David Joseph, Francis Sam, Tiger Emere, Goi Sakipo, Francis Kembis, Dominic Minji, Micah Tom, Supa Kokote; Interchange: Job Kar, Bobby Joel, Manase Kai, Saki Peter
PORT MORESBY VIPERS (4) VS HELA WIGMEN (5)
National Football Stadium | 3:15pm
Port Moresby Vipers:
Ilias Stanley, Konnie Bernard, Eliakim Lukara, Roy Ellison, Dominic Anis Jnr, John Ragi Jnr, Mark Alunga, Saac Patrick, Nathan Tente, Andickson Yamason, Rex Kaupa, Edward Goma, Francis Takai; Interchange: Dickson Amea, Lance Mutu, Tuvi Lepan, Jeremy Tambai
Slyvester Bulu, Siki Konden, Missach Welen, Stanford Talitah, Nanduka Rame, Allan Simbiri, Tony Wemin, Valentine Culligan, Patrick Morea, Manu Kame, Cliff Denge, Jordan Steven, Kopu Piju; Interchange: Atua J Nogoya, Tommy Moide, Daniel Pai, Willie Wala