TBA, NZ boxing saga “disappointing”; gov’t can only fund Pacific Games “most appropriate athletes”, warns Sports Chairman

Pehē ‘e he Sea ‘o e Kosiliō Sipoti ‘a Tonga’ ‘Ikani Taliai ‘oku fakamamahi ‘a e me’a ko ‘eni ‘oku hoko ‘i he vā ‘o e ‘Asosieisini Fuhu ‘a Tonga' mo e kau fuhu ‘amatua mo 'enau faiako mei Nu’u Sila’. Na’a’ ne fakatokanga ‘oku totonu ke mu’omu’a ma’u pe hono fili kinautolu lelei taha ke fakafofonga’i ‘a Tonga ‘i ha toe fa’ahinga ‘uhinga. Na’a ne toe fakatokanga he’ikai ke fakapa’anga ‘e he pule’anga’ ha kau sipoti ki he Keimi ‘a e Pasifiki ‘i Ha’amoa’ kapau ‘oku ‘ikai ke nau a’usia ‘a e tu'unga lelei taha ‘oku fiema’u’. Ko e fili 'o e kau sipoti' 'oku pule pe TASANOC mo e ngaahi kautaha sipoti kehekehe 'oku nau fakamalumalu ai'.

The feud between the Tonga Boxing Association and New Zealand based Tongan boxing amateurs had been disappointing, the Chairman of Tonga Sports Council, ‘Ikani Taliai, said today. Speaking to Kaniva news, Taliai said he was concerned that it appeared the selection of the best athletes for the South Pacifc Games had been compromised. He warned…


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