Lae and Eels demonstrate huge flaws in opening OFC clash

Neither Papua New Guinea’s Lae City nor Solomon Islands’ Henderson Eels will get anywhere near close to lifting the OFC Champions League trophy unless their performances see a marked upturn in skill, quality and defensive solidity. The opening game of the 2020 OFC Champions League in Luganville, Vanuatu, ended in a 3-3 draw between LaeContinue reading “Lae and Eels demonstrate huge flaws in opening OFC clash”

VIDEO: Yagi Yasasa scores a stunning winner vs Gulf Komara

This weekend, Vitiaz United struggled to overcome a resilient Gulf Komara side at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. That was, until Yagi Yasasa scored a fantastic goal to break the deadlock in the 88th minute. The midfielder dribbled past three defenders before hammering the ball into the roof of the net, andContinue reading “VIDEO: Yagi Yasasa scores a stunning winner vs Gulf Komara”

Lae hit Star Mountain for six but solid Hekari march on

In another exciting weekend of action, Papua New Guinea National Soccer League champions Lae City demonstrated why they are a force to be reckoned with after a 6-1 victory over bottom-of-the-league Star Mountain, but leaders Hekari maintained their excellent defensive record with a 2-0 victory over last-year’s semi-finalists Morobe United. In fact, it was aContinue reading “Lae hit Star Mountain for six but solid Hekari march on”

Komolong brothers swoop is a masterstroke for stuttering Lae City

In unexpected news earlier today, it was revealed that brothers Alwin and Felix Komolong had signed for Lae City FC to strengthen the side ahead of the remainder of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League season. However, the pair will be unable to play for the club for the OFC Champions League, because theyContinue reading “Komolong brothers swoop is a masterstroke for stuttering Lae City”

Triple-header in Lae this weekend ahead of two-week PNG NSL break

Clubs will head to a small recess in football action for two weeks after this coming Saturday’s action in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, which will see three matches in Lae and two in Port Moresby. The two-week break is designed so that Hekari United and Lae City can take part in theContinue reading “Triple-header in Lae this weekend ahead of two-week PNG NSL break”

VIDEO: Gunemba pushes referee after penalty denial vs Vitiaz

An exclusive video handed to Oceania Football Center appears to show Lae City FC captain and Papua New Guinea international Raymond Gunemba, alongside a teammate, pushing the referee just after the final whistle in the club’s 2-1 defeat to Vitiaz United last weekend in Lae. The video, roughly one minute in length, captures the controversialContinue reading “VIDEO: Gunemba pushes referee after penalty denial vs Vitiaz”

Lae City grab late winner as Hekari romp past Kutubu

What began as a somewhat controversial day in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League finished with a bang as Lae City saved their own skins with a comeback victory against FC Bougainville in Port Moresby, while league leaders Hekari United surged forward with a comfortable victory against FC Kutubu in Goroka. The day beganContinue reading “Lae City grab late winner as Hekari romp past Kutubu”

Morobe Wawens fail to show for NSL Round 6 after denial of travel funds

With Morobe Wawens due to travel to Port Moresby this weekend to face Star Mountain in the sixth round of Papua New Guinea National Soccer League fixtures, Oceania Football Center reports exclusively that the side have failed to make the journey to the nation’s capital due to a dispute over travel funds and outstanding payments.Continue reading “Morobe Wawens fail to show for NSL Round 6 after denial of travel funds”

Champions Lae suffer shock defeat as Hekari score late winner vs Stallions

It was a thrilling weekend of Papua New Guinea National Soccer League action, as the top four teams all played each other, with newcomers Vitiaz United securing an unlikely victory over reigning champions Lae City, allowing Hekari United to pull clear at the top of the league after a late winner against Tusbab Stallions. KickingContinue reading “Champions Lae suffer shock defeat as Hekari score late winner vs Stallions”

Confusion and anger about foreign signings ahead of PNG NSL Week 5

The fifth weekend of action in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League is almost upon us, but most of the news this week has been about the eligibility of Lae City and Hekari United’s new foreign players, and whether we’ll see them taking the field alongside their new teammates tomorrow. Both former champions haveContinue reading “Confusion and anger about foreign signings ahead of PNG NSL Week 5”