16 May 2017

Tonga shocks region with announcement of games withdrawal

From , 3:03 pm on 16 May 2017

Tonga Prime Minister ''Akilisi Pohiva made the shock announcement this week that his government was planning to withdraw the country from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games.

Earlier this month Mr Pohiva had expressed confidence that everything was going to plan for the region's flagship sporting event.

As Koro Vaka'uta reports.

'Akilisi Pohiva

'Akilisi Pohiva Photo: AFP