Khalu Steps Down from Role as CEO of PNG Basketball

The Papua New Guinea Basketball fraternity has a big void to fill as Chief Executive Officer, Joel Khalu stepped aside from his role as of today.

The 36-year-old will be leaving the country for Cairns on Friday to be with his father who is fighting Cancer.

Speaking of Khalu’s time with the Basketball Federation of PNG, BFPNG President Nick Daroa, said Khalu made an immense contribution to the sport since joining in March last year.

“We are forever indebted for his work towards this sport,” Daroa told EMTV News.

Khalu was instrumental in bringing the FIBA Melanesian Cup to PNG with the country coming out as Champions in both the Men’s and Women’s competitions.

Dinnierose Raiko

Dinnierose Raiko

Dinnierose Raiko graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) from Divine Word University in March 2016. She joined EMTV Sports in April 2016 covering Sports news and contributes content to and at times Co-host EMTV’s premier sports talk show ,'Sports Scene'. Her previous experience extends to a year of general news reporting for NBC West New Britain, NBC Madang and stringing for PNGFM just before joining EMTV. Having done courts, business, health, Education rounds before, the prospect of doing Sports stories became a new challenge. One that Dinnierose wanted to test herself with. She is now an all-rounder sports reporter but takes a greater interest in Cricket. Dinnierose has since found her niche and hopes to produce her own Sports Show someday.

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