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”

Tommy Semmy: a story of a hardworker

To achieve success in any areas of our lives we really need to battle to reach the expectations we have. Although not always our efforts can guarantee us our aims, without trying the best we can we are surely not going to obtain what we are hoping for. The football world might be cruel forContinue reading “Tommy Semmy: a story of a hardworker”

Nigel Dabinyaba joins Malaita Kingz in Telekom S-League

Very important news for the Solomon Islands top tier – Telekom S-League – were released today: the prominent Papua New Guinean international Nigel Dabinyaba is set to join Malaita Kingz for the second round of the S-League. Dabinyaba will join the also Papua New Guinean internationals Emmanuel Simon and Michael Foster in the team coachedContinue reading “Nigel Dabinyaba joins Malaita Kingz in Telekom S-League”

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?”

Jerry Allen heads back to Hekari United

Marist FC coach in Telekom S-League 2019 season, Jerry Allen is probably going back to Papua New Guinea to be Hekari United’s head coach for one more season. The Papua New Guinean National Soccer League is expected to begin in late November while 2020 OFC Champions League group stage is scheduled to be played inContinue reading “Jerry Allen heads back to Hekari United”

Toti City changes name again

Lae City Dwellers changed its name to Toti City two years ago. Now Papua New Guinean team is changing its name again to Lae City FC (without Dwellers). This change was made because OFC & FIFA would not accept Toti City FC at OFC Champions League tournament because Toti is a brand name. Toti CityContinue reading “Toti City changes name again”

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”