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Monday, February 8, 2010

Yere expected in England this week

By WATSON GABANA

PAPUA New Guinea Kumul Menzie Yere will finally leave for England this week to team up with his English club.

Speaking from England, Sheffield Eagles general manager Brandon Lindsay assured Yere's Papua New Guinean friends and supporters that the champion fullback-cum centre has been given enough time to sort out personal issues before travelling to Great Britain.

"Yere has issues to sort out at home.  We are aware of that," Brandon said from England.
He confirmed that his (Yere) travel documents including airline tickets were sorted out with him and they (Eagles) hope to see him anytime this week.

Brandon said that Yere played well in the Pacific Cup and needed time to recover before he is expected on the field again for the Eagles. 

"We understand that Yere was the standout payer in the recent Pacific Cup.  He deserves to rest...but we hope he is training well in Port Moresby," Brandon said.

The general manager said the Eagles played only one game since the pre-season kicked off two weeks ago.  The other game has been cancelled and this week would be their third.

"We played only one game.  One game has been cancelled. Yere is expected to join us for the 3rd," the general manager said.

Brandon said that the proper season for the English 1st division will start on March 14.
"We want to win the competition this year so the Eagles can play in the Super League next season," Brandon said.

Yere was supposed to leave last Friday but did not due to seat limitations. 
He tried getting to Brisbane since last month but was not given a seat.  All seats were fully booked and that delayed his departure to join the English club.

Yere relayed the struggles and troubles he went through to his manager in England and as a result, he was given enough time to sort out those issues. 

"We understand Yere's struggles and hope to see him this week," Brandon confirmed.

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