On last Saturday the Oceanian football community was shocked when Star Mountain FC decided to leave the pitch before the completion of the game against Morobe United in protests against a disallowed goal. Oceania Football Center already interviewed one Morobe United played regarding the case.
Now, if the fans want to rewatch the disallowed goal that caused all the problems they will not be able to if they go to PNG Football Association official account in Facebook. The livestream was deleted – all others games of PNG National Soccer League previously streamed by the page are still there, only missing the clash between Morobe United and Star Mountain. But this is not a problem: Star Mountain’s disallowed goal against Morobe United is available for the viewers through Oceania Football Center – see here.
Fans were not happy with the decision of the entity to delete the footage of the match. The question is: why did PNGFA Media delete Morobe United-Star Mountain livestream from social media? Recently, Oceania Football Center also denounced a possible attempt of external interference in the match by the PNGFA Media team – something not allowed by football rules once the league does not adopt the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
No statements were issued by the PNGFA nor the NSL Board regarding the match; almost one week later, no updates were given by the official organisors. At the moment, both Morobe United and Star Mountain prepare their teams for the 16th round of the national league, but everything can change suddenly in their campaign as their last game’s outcome continue to be a mystery.