Planned PNG ‘Conference Competition’ cancelled due to lack of interest

News emerged today that the planned Papua New Guinea National Soccer League ‘Conference Competition’, due to take place at a slightly lower level than the ‘Premier Competition’, has been scrapped due to lack of interested clubs. This is another blow to preparations for the start of the 2019/20 season, which, as was reported last week,Continue reading “Planned PNG ‘Conference Competition’ cancelled due to lack of interest”

Eastern Stars’ Ealedona becomes President of Port Moresby Soccer Association

It was announced today that the Acting President of the Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA) and Deputy Chairman of Eastern Stars Football Club Joseph Ealedona would become the permanent President of the Papuan capital’s main football governing body, according to the Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA). Former Rapatona owner and Football Federation Papua NewContinue reading “Eastern Stars’ Ealedona becomes President of Port Moresby Soccer Association”

PNG: Kapi Natto making strides but remnants of previous regime remain

It could be argued that football in Papua New Guinea has already seen its greatest era: the magical season in 2010 when Hekari United became the first non-Australian or Kiwi side to land the OFC Champions League title and represent Oceania at the Club World Cup was nothing short of remarkable. From then until 2018,Continue reading “PNG: Kapi Natto making strides but remnants of previous regime remain”

Twelve must become eight in delayed Papua New Guinea NSL

Details finally emerged this morning regarding the upcoming 2019/20 season of Papua New Guinea’s flagship competition, the National Soccer League, which will now start two weeks later than originally intended, on Saturday 30th November. Several local fans had expressed their frustration on Facebook at the lack of transparency that the competition organisers had shown, withContinue reading “Twelve must become eight in delayed Papua New Guinea NSL”

Papua New Guinea National Soccer League: Which Clubs Might Be Taking Part?

The kick-off of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League is just around the corner, with the start date tentatively expected to be 16th November. But which teams might we be seeing battle it out for supremacy at the top level of football in PNG? Here’s what we know already: Please note: none of theContinue reading “Papua New Guinea National Soccer League: Which Clubs Might Be Taking Part?”

PS Rutz End Mungkas’ Three-Year Reign at the Top of Port Moresby Football

PS Rutz picked up their first Port Moresby Soccer Association title since 2005 to end Mungkas FC’s three-year reign at the top of the football pyramid in Papua New Guinea’s capital city, Port Moresby. Rutz, who took part in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League for the one and only time in 2017 underContinue reading “PS Rutz End Mungkas’ Three-Year Reign at the Top of Port Moresby Football”

PNG National Soccer League Plans Two-Tier Expansion

Plans to expand the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League to a two-tier competition were confirmed by the Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) this week, with the potential for a record-breaking 32 teams taking part across two divisions. PNGFA President John Kapi Natto had dropped hints immediately following the conclusion of the 2019 seasonContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League Plans Two-Tier Expansion”