Resilience: Lae City knew how to deal with problems to win national title

It has been three days since Lae City have beaten Vitiaz United by 1-0 to clinch 2019-20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League’s title, but fans continue to celebrate the national title – the sixth in a row. Although they lost only one game in the season, winning this title was not as easy asContinue reading “Resilience: Lae City knew how to deal with problems to win national title”

Lae City Claim Sixth Title After Professional and Polished Performance against Vitiaz

The excitement that led up to the 2019–20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League Grand Final this Saturday, 10 October, did not lead to disappointment, as Lae City and Vitiaz United played out a thrilling, albeit low-scoring, Grand Final, with the experience of Lae City eventually overcoming the pluckiness of Vitiaz United in a high-qualityContinue reading “Lae City Claim Sixth Title After Professional and Polished Performance against Vitiaz”

Vitiaz Stun Hekari on Penalties While Lae Edge Past Valiant Gulf Komara

The semi-finals of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League were matches of exceptionally high quality and drama, proving that once these four sides step up their game when it really matters, they are capable of producing hugely entertaining and high-quality football. It was a dramatic weekend with red cards, late goals, plucky underdogs, andContinue reading “Vitiaz Stun Hekari on Penalties While Lae Edge Past Valiant Gulf Komara”

Referee shows lack of knowledge of football rules in Lae City-Wawens clash

The fifteenth matchweek of 2019-20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League was full of controversies and one of the biggest polemics took place in the clash between Lae City FC and Morobe Wawens at Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae. Lae City were ahead by 1-0 when the referee awarded a penalty to them. EmmanuelContinue reading “Referee shows lack of knowledge of football rules in Lae City-Wawens clash”

PNG National Soccer League: FC Kutubu adds talented Emmanuel Simongi and Dinniget Luaine

After losing important players in the Papua New Guinea transfer window, FC Kutubu can be satisfied with the quality of the replacements for the restart of PNG National Soccer League this weekend. The Goroka-based side signed three players from Morobe United: Oberth Simon, Dinniget Luaine and Emmanuel Simongi. Usual starters for the Lae-based team whenContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League: FC Kutubu adds talented Emmanuel Simongi and Dinniget Luaine”

Lae City: Emmanuel Simon named the new team captain

The current Papua New Guinea national champions Lae City faced a tough situation in the past weeks with the departure of several important players from their team. The likes of Nigel Dabinyaba and Ronald Warisan are not Lae City players anymore – pillars of the five consecutive PNG National Soccer League titles Lae City hadContinue reading “Lae City: Emmanuel Simon named the new team captain”

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”

Reliance on ageing stars and foreign gamble main culprits of Lae’s OFC elimination

Just like domestic rivals Hekari United, Lae City blew a huge chance to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2020 OFC Champions League in Vanuatu in February, after a win, a draw and a defeat were not enough to see the side progress from Group B. The side, coached by Peter Gunemba, were unable toContinue reading “Reliance on ageing stars and foreign gamble main culprits of Lae’s OFC elimination”

Vitiaz capitalise on Hekari-Lae stalemate as Round 1 of NSL comes to a close

On the weekend in which the most anticipated clash of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League season between eight-time champions Hekari United and five-time reigning champions Lae City took place, the real winners of the weekend were third-placed Vitiaz United, who closed the gap on the top two with a win against Morobe WawensContinue reading “Vitiaz capitalise on Hekari-Lae stalemate as Round 1 of NSL comes to a close”

Vitiaz hold Hekari as Lae smash Kutubu on OFC return

A valiant performance from competition debutants Vitiaz United saw them hold eight-time champions Hekari United to a goalless draw in Port Moresby yesterday afternoon, a result which saw Vitiaz continue their impressive debut campaign. In the early kick-off, however, Lae City had no problem dispatching Highlands-based side FC Kutubu, hitting eight goals in the biggestContinue reading “Vitiaz hold Hekari as Lae smash Kutubu on OFC return”