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”

Tommy Semmy scores for the first time for the Altona Magic

Tommy Semmy continues proving to be one of Papua New Guinea’s most successful football players. Three games after his debut against Hume City the striker scored for the first time in the NPL in a 2-0 win against Dandenong Thunder, after a beautiful run past defenders and finishing perfectly. Tommy Semmy joined the Papua NewContinue reading “Tommy Semmy scores for the first time for the Altona Magic”

PNG Kapuls star to arrive at last moment in Qatar

Tommy Semmy is undeniably one of the best Papuan players of the recent years. He recently transferred to the Altona Magic of the Australian NPL after a successful four-year stint playing for the traditional New Zealand club Hamilton Wanderers. However, Tommy Semmy is expected to arrive in Qatar for the World Cup qualifiers only onContinue reading “PNG Kapuls star to arrive at last moment in Qatar”

Papua New Guinea hopes to repeat 2016 heroic campaign

Papua New Guinea’s national team traveled to Qatar today to compete in the World Cup qualifiers. 21 players plus the staff members departed from Port Moresby. Brazilian Marcos Gusmão will be the Kapuls coach. The last time the Papua New Guinea national team played an official match was at the Pacific Games 2019, where theyContinue reading “Papua New Guinea hopes to repeat 2016 heroic campaign”

Tommy Semmy makes his debut in Australia

Last saturday was very special day for a certain Papua New Guinean citizen – one of the most celebrated sportsman of his country: Tommy Semmy. The strong striker made his debut in Australia after several succesful seasons in New Zealand playing for the traditional Hamilton Wanderers. Now Semmy represents Altona Magic from Melbourne, another traditionalContinue reading “Tommy Semmy makes his debut in Australia”

Papua New Guinea defeats ‘Lae Select’ in friendly match

The Papua New Guinea National Football Team faced a local select at PNGFA Education Center as part of their preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, to be held in Qatar next month. Coached by Brazilian head coach Marcos Gusmão, the Kapuls defeated their opponents by 5-2. Mathew David scored twice while Patrick Aisa,Continue reading “Papua New Guinea defeats ‘Lae Select’ in friendly match”

PNG Kapuls: David Browne is confirmed in national team squad

After a lot of rumours around the participation or not of Papua New Guinea’s sole full professional player in the next FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Oceania Football Center is delighted to announce that HJK’s David Browne will take part in the competition donning the colours of his home country. The news were confirmed by PNGContinue reading “PNG Kapuls: David Browne is confirmed in national team squad”

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”