Papua New Guinea star joins Barrow

Barrow have confirmed the signing of Papua New Guinea international Willie Minoga.

Minoga, who is nicknamed ‘The Freight Train’, played a key role in the Kumuls’ impressive World Cup campaign in 2017.

The 31-year-old has plied his club trade for PNG Hunters in the Queensland Cup and becomes Barrow’s latest Papua New Guinea following the signings of Wartovo Puara and Stargroth Amean.

In a short statement released by the Raiders, it read: “Paul Crarey sees Willie as an important piece in the jigsaw to replace Joe Bullock and Alec Susino.

“It starts to give the Barrow pack a formidable look to complement the addition of Gareth Hock. Welcome Willie, we know we’ve got a good one.

“We are close to agreeing another couple of signings, hopefully with the paperwork completed this week and then our squad will be complete.

“We are at the top of our salary cap budget but this can adjusted upwards if we get the backing of sponsors and additional fans through the turnstiles.

“The board know the club is on the up and are looking forward to the season ahead.”