PNG National Soccer League’s top scorer Jonathan Allen speaks about his good moment

The now Lae City’s player Stahl Gubag was the top scorer of the 2019/20 PNG National Soccer League since the first rounds of the national league. Finally, on the last Saturday, the forward surpassed in the goalscoring records by Vitiaz United’s Jonathan Allen: now Gubag has a total of 10 goals in the season while Allen now has 12.

The moment could not be better for Allen and his Vitiaz United: “If our boys keep in mind and we work hard for last remaining games will make it to final,” said the striker. Vitiaz won FC Kutubu by 4-1 in the last Saturday with a brace of Allen to continue in the hunt of Lae City FC that is currently sitting at the top of the table.

The talented 20-year-old striker represented his country in the Pacific Games last year in Samoa, Papua New Guinea could not go to the final match and in the bronze medal match they were beaten by Fiji in the penalty shoot-out. Allen made his debut for the PNG Kapuls coming from the bench against Tonga; the youngster also represented his country at U17 and U20 levels.

Although Allen is shining for Vitiaz, this was not his first club in the season of the PNG National Soccer League. The striker scored a couple of goals for FC Bougainville: “I decided to leave the team because some of FC Bougainville players they were not used style of playing; I play a more movement game, fast, they don’t catch me so. I have always struggled to score goals, that’s why I decided to leave Bougainville,” said the striker.

Jonathan Allen (blue) playing for Vitiaz United – PNGFA Media

In Vitiaz I have all my mates – Yagi Yasasa we played together U17 and U19 levels, so we know everything about each other’s game, so I can score more goals, because they know how I will move and play, so I didn not struggle too much, just a little bit in the start,” explained Allen why he is doing so much better in Vitiaz.

Vitiaz is enjoying a great moment, but the team is not only about Allen, as the striker says: “Mathew David, He knows how I can play likewise, now we are playing at the same team and training for combinations and we know each other game’s so now we are good, fast ball work at the front; but there is also Yagi Yasasa and Eliud Figure, combining very well,” explained the 20-year-old.

The player is living heaven on earth at the moment, but he is serious about the final games of the season in order to pursue even bigger achievements for him and his Vitiaz United: “I feel proud and happy to be the top scorer now, but I am not staying at safe side yet so I need more goas for the last three remaining games,” said Allen – the player finishes his statement showing how proud he is from where he is coming from: “my name is Jonathan Allen and I am from Morobe, West New Britain province“.

Vitiaz is currently sitting second in the PNG National Soccer League; the team continued their unbeaten run after drawing against Hekari United and beating FC Kutubu by 4-1 in the last weekend. Counting on Allen recent performances it seems the Port Moresby-based side will continue in this good moment.


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