Newcomers start strongly in PNG NSL as former champions win opening matches

There were no shortage of surprises in the opening weekend of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League this weekend, despite the two former champions Hekari United and Lae City getting their campaigns started with victories. But it was the brand new sides that sprung the shocks this week, with FC Kutubu and Vitiaz UnitedContinue reading “Newcomers start strongly in PNG NSL as former champions win opening matches”

Decisive clash in Solomon Islands and PNG National League’s kick-off mark the football weekend in Oceania

The weekend of football is huge in Oceania in this mid-december, with the decisive clash of Solomon Warriors and Henderson Eels in the Solomon Islands, Auckland City facing the current New Zealand champions Eastern Suburbs and the so awaited kick-off of PNG National Soccer League – and much more. The ISPS Handa Premiership, the top-tierContinue reading “Decisive clash in Solomon Islands and PNG National League’s kick-off mark the football weekend in Oceania”

PNG NSL Full Season Preview

With the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League set to kick off in just two days’ time, we’ve put together a full preview of the ten teams involved, including their previous achievements, current squad news, and a prediction as to where they might finish. Thanks to the great social media team that FC Bougainville haveContinue reading “PNG NSL Full Season Preview”

10-Team PNG NSL kicks off this weekend

After weeks of waiting, the start dates of the 2019/20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, as well as the ten teams taking part in the competition, was finally confirmed in Port Moresby today. The competition will kick-off on Saturday 14th December, with the draws set to be announced early tomorrow morning. There will beContinue reading “10-Team PNG NSL kicks off this weekend”

Papua New Guinea NSL delayed again: What is the solution?

Today, a press release from the Papua New Guinea Football Association confirmed the fears that had been brewing all week: the National Soccer League would be delayed for a third time; and this time, the PNGFA have not given a potential start date for the country’s flagship competition. The reason given was that only fourContinue reading “Papua New Guinea NSL delayed again: What is the solution?”

Malaita Kings helped by PNG National Soccer League postponements

As Oceania Football Center reported some weeks ago, Emmanuel Simon and Nigel Dabinyaba were ready to leave Malaita Kings to play for Lae City (former Toti City) in the Papua New Guinea’s National Soccer League. It is a true information but things have changed recently. The PNG National Soccer League have not started yet. ItContinue reading “Malaita Kings helped by PNG National Soccer League postponements”

Semmy and Wanderers are not having a good start of season

With some important players in the squad – alongside their biggest star Tommy Semmy – as Derek Tieku and Jake Butler, Hamilton Wanderers are not having the start of season they were hoping for. Their first game of season, away from home, seemed the team coached by Ricki Herbert to be smashed by 5-1 againstContinue reading “Semmy and Wanderers are not having a good start of season”

Raymond Gunemba: a story of a national idol

Football can tell us many stories; some sad, others full of joy, but most of them contain various emotions, feelings that surely can embrace a village, a city, a province of even a nation. The young footballers dream to defend the colours of their countries internationally – to see their idols in the pitches doingContinue reading “Raymond Gunemba: a story of a national idol”

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”