Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 2

The second matchday of OFC World Cup Qualifiers begins today with two clashes from Group B, as both matches of Group A were cancelled due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Cook Islands and Vanuatu delegations. NEW ZEALAND VS FIJI New Zealand and Fiji will meet for the first time since 2017. The All Whites haveContinue reading “Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 2”

New Zealand beats Papua New Guinea with controversial goal

Papua New Guinea and New Zealand took the field on Friday, March 18th, in the first round of Group A of the World Cup qualifiers. New Zealand still without their key players who are with their clubs in Europe, and the Kapuls could not count on David Browne, who did not get permission from theContinue reading “New Zealand beats Papua New Guinea with controversial goal”

Solomon Islands beat Cook Islands in the opening game of the World Cup qualifiers

Solomon Islands and Cook Islands faced each other today – 17th March – in a World Cup qualifier. It was the return of the Cook Islands team to official matches after 7 years. For all the circumstances involving the two teams the Solomon Islands were the favorites for the match and they had to showContinue reading “Solomon Islands beat Cook Islands in the opening game of the World Cup qualifiers”

Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 1

Today – 17th March – begins the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers for OFC. In the race we have eight teams battling for a place in the intercontinental playoff. Unlike in other editions, this time the qualifiers will be held in Doha, Qatar in a tournament format, identical to the OFC Nations Cup – theContinue reading “Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 1”

After ten years Tahiti hopes to retake continental glory

🇫🇷Français Tahiti is one of the most successful football nations in Oceania and always gets special attention due to being the only non-New Zealand/Australia team to have won the OFC Nations Cup. Ten years later, the Toa Aito wants to repeat the 2012 OFC Nations Cup success that shocked the world and, this time, qualifyContinue reading “After ten years Tahiti hopes to retake continental glory”

Goals Galore as Lae City and Hekari Continue to Dominate NSL

There were thirty-six goals scored across six matches in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League this weekend, as Lae City put eleven past Northern Youth FC, Morobe Wawens and Sepik enjoyed a ding-dong battle, sharing thirteen goals between them, while Hekari United put four past Southern Youth without reply. There were goals in allContinue reading “Goals Galore as Lae City and Hekari Continue to Dominate NSL”

Lae City Win Early Rivals Clash while Hekari Smash Five Past Tavur

Lae City FC defeated breakaway rivals Lae City Dwellers by four goals to one in a wet clash in Lae earlier today, stamping their authority on the 2021 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League Northern Conference by becoming the only side with two wins from two, while Hekari United once again won by five goalsContinue reading “Lae City Win Early Rivals Clash while Hekari Smash Five Past Tavur”

Hekari United Stamp Authority on NSL with Six-Goal Romp on Opening Day

Hekari United were easily the most impressive side on the opening day of the 2021 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, after they put six goals past Star Mountain to send a message to the other teams in the competition that they are a force to be reckoned with. More than anything else, though, thisContinue reading “Hekari United Stamp Authority on NSL with Six-Goal Romp on Opening Day”

PNG NSL Set for Dual-Conference 2021 Season

Local media confirmed in the last couple of days that the 2021 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League will consist of two conferences of seven teams each, a swerve from the originally-planned 10-team single division. The decision comes following recent news that Central United FC – rebranded under the name of Central Dabari FC –Continue reading “PNG NSL Set for Dual-Conference 2021 Season”

Central United FC Make Late Bid for 2021 PNG National Soccer League

Central United FC, the club which made its Papua New Guinea National Soccer League debut in the 2019 edition, formally announced its late bid for the upcoming 2021 season today, along with a name change that will see it compete as Central Dabari FC. A late bid to enter this season’s competition was submitted toContinue reading “Central United FC Make Late Bid for 2021 PNG National Soccer League”