An Advance Team from PNG today landed in Honiara ahead of the Sol2023 Pacific Games which kicks-off on 19th of this month.
The team was the second head of delegation from the 24 participating countries to land in the nation’s capital after the arrival of the Chef de mission (CDM) for Team Wallis and Futuna yesterday.
The team of seven came on-behalf of the team PNG’s CDM, Faye whom will arrive in Honiara in the coming days.
Speaking on behalf of Team PNG, General Manager Mrs Anzilla Miro, said that “PNG will be having a big number of athletes coming over for the games, so the reason we came ahead of the team is to check the venue, make sure that everything is okay, before they arrive”, said Miro.
A total number of 518 athletes who will be competing in 21 different sports during the games will settle in at the King George School Village with the first batch confirmed to arrive in Honiara on Monday 13 th of this month.
Miro also added that the second and third charter for team PNG will land in Honiara on the 15th and 25th of this month.
“I think our athletes coming to Honiara will feel at home because we are all Melanesian brothers and the team is so excited to come here for the games”, she added.
Meanwhile, PNG will be looking for another impressive showing at this year’s Pacific Games after their second-place finish on the medal tally of the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa.