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”

Lae City and Vitiaz United Set For Grand Final Showdown

This weekend sees the culmination of the 2019–20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, a season that, thanks to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, has taken almost ten months to complete. It comes down to the Grand Final between five-time champions Lae City and newcomers Vitiaz United. Before that, the third-place playoff will take place betweenContinue reading “Lae City and Vitiaz United Set For Grand Final Showdown”

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”

NSL Playoff Preview: Crunch Time for Top PNG Clubs as Season Heads to Playoffs

This weekend will see the 2019–20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League head into its annual playoffs, where, following two semi-finals and a Grand Final, the winner of the NSL season will be crowned. But who will take the glory? Five-time reigning champions Lae City? Eight-time champions Hekari United? Solid newcomers Vitiaz United? Or pluckyContinue reading “NSL Playoff Preview: Crunch Time for Top PNG Clubs as Season Heads to Playoffs”

Jordan Kaven: Gulf Komara’s hero in PNG National Soccer League

The final matchweek of 2019-20 PNG National Soccer League’s regular season was a very special one for Gulf Komara as they smashed Star Mountain by 5-0 to book a spot in the semi-finals of the major football league from Papua New Guinea. It is important to remember that Komara was not in the top fourContinue reading “Jordan Kaven: Gulf Komara’s hero in PNG National Soccer League”

The overcoming story of Roland Bala

Papua New Guinea National Soccer League’s regular season has just finished but local fans are already thinking about the semi-finals that are going to be contested next month. While Lae City, Hekari United and Vitiaz United did not have many difficulties to qualify, fourth placed side Gulf Komara had to fight a lot to bookContinue reading “The overcoming story of Roland Bala”

Komara Claim Final Playoff Spot as Lae City Earn Minor Premiership

An exciting weekend of action saw underdogs Gulf Komara claim the final playoff spot in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League this Saturday, while Lae City did enough against Vitiaz United to hold onto their expected Minor Premiership, despite as Raymond Gunemba hat-trick earning Hekari United a 3-0 win over Tusbab Stallions. Three teamsContinue reading “Komara Claim Final Playoff Spot as Lae City Earn Minor Premiership”

Judgement Day for Top Six in Papua New Guinea as NSL Reaches Final Day

The much-anticipated final gameweek of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League is mere hours away, and the top six teams all still have plenty to play for before next week’s playoffs. With two sides still mathematically able to claim the title, two sides battling for the final OFC Champions League spot, and three sidesContinue reading “Judgement Day for Top Six in Papua New Guinea as NSL Reaches Final Day”

Gulf Komara players penalised for assaulting referee after polemics against Hekari United

Three players of PNG National Soccer League’s side Gulf Komara FC were suspended and fined by PNGFA after assaulting referee David Yareboinen two weeks ago in a match they lost by 2-0 against Hekari United. Despite the obvious offense, none of the players were red-carded in the match by the referee – you can watchContinue reading “Gulf Komara players penalised for assaulting referee after polemics against Hekari United”

Papua New Guinea: referee changes decision after being assaulted in Hekari-Komara clash

The fifteenth matchweek of 2019-20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League was full of controversies and the first one took place in the opening match of the week contested between Gulf Komara and local powerhouse Hekari United. Hekari United was beating Gulf Komara by 1-0 when forward Kolu Kepo was fouled inside the box andContinue reading “Papua New Guinea: referee changes decision after being assaulted in Hekari-Komara clash”