Weekend Preview: Hekari and Lae to Clash with Full-Strength Squads

One of the key matches to decide the location of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League Minor Premiership will take place this weekend in Port Moresby, with eight-time champions Hekari United playing host to five-time reigning champions Lae City. With the news that Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba are free to play for HekariContinue reading “Weekend Preview: Hekari and Lae to Clash with Full-Strength Squads”

Lae City hit five to hit the top upon PNG National Soccer League Resumption

Five goals from five different players saw Lae City return to the top of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League after their thrashing of Gulf Komara on Saturday, while league leaders Vitiaz United were denied victory by a late goal by Star Mountain. With the games taking place without spectators and in a reducedContinue reading “Lae City hit five to hit the top upon PNG National Soccer League Resumption”

Vinicius Reis and Erick Joe to Leave Hekari United

Hekari United’s Brazilian imports, midfielder Vinicius Reis and defender Erick Joe, are set to leave Hekari United in the coming days, according to reports from the club. It is unclear as to why the pair are leaving, but the most likely explanation is that they wish to return home to their families during this uncertainContinue reading “Vinicius Reis and Erick Joe to Leave Hekari United”

Lae City: who left and who stayed?

After a pretty crazy and controversial weekend in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League which saw five-time championship winning coach Peter Gunemba fired and a core of his players join him by walking out of the club, we can finally confirm which players left the club, and which have stayed. Eleven players in totalContinue reading “Lae City: who left and who stayed?”

Vitiaz go top as Star Mountain shock Hekari and new-look Lae draw

Vitiaz United continued their fantastic debut season in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League with a narrow 3-2 victory over Morobe United in Port Moresby on Saturday. With results elsewhere going their way, the club climbed from third to first in the league standings after Lae City drew and Hekari United were surprisingly defeatedContinue reading “Vitiaz go top as Star Mountain shock Hekari and new-look Lae draw”

Core Lae City players to walk out of club with sacked manager Gunemba

The majority of this season’s regular starting eleven for Lae City FC will walk out of the club with sacked coach Peter Gunemba, according to sources close to the Gunemba family and owner Ian Chow. It was also revealed that Gunemba will not take charge of the side for tomorrow’s home game against Tusbab Stallions.Continue reading “Core Lae City players to walk out of club with sacked manager Gunemba”

PNG National Soccer League set to kick off Round 2

Later today, the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League will kick-off the second half of its season with five fixtures in Lae and Port Moresby, following a dramatic and controversial transfer window which saw five-time championship-winning coach Peter Gunemba sacked from Lae City FC, and plenty of player movement across the country. How many newContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League set to kick off Round 2”

All change at Lae City: why did it happen, and what happens next?

This morning, sensational news broke that five-time domestic title-winning coach of Lae City, Peter Gunemba, was sacked by franchise owner and sponsor Ian Chow. Immediately, several questions sprang to mind: Why did this happen? Which players will stay and which will go? And how will this affect the landscape of football in Papua New GuineaContinue reading “All change at Lae City: why did it happen, and what happens next?”

Gregory Togubai becomes third Hekari signing of the window

21-year-old midfielder Gregory Togubai has become the third signing for Hekari United in this week’s Papua New Guinea National Soccer League transfer window, joining Carlos Onne and Wira Wama as new recruits to the club. The young midfielder, who has been described as the next David Muta, joins from FC Bougainville, where he has scoredContinue reading “Gregory Togubai becomes third Hekari signing of the window”

Wira Wama returns to Hekari United; Carlos Onne signs from Gulf Komara

Papua New Guinea international Wira Wama has returned to Hekari United for the second half of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, according to sources close to the player. The 30-year-old, who has five senior caps for his country, has returned from studies in the United States, and was quickly snapped up by theContinue reading “Wira Wama returns to Hekari United; Carlos Onne signs from Gulf Komara”