Kapuls’ training squad is target of controversy in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) recently released a 59-men list to attend National Team’s training camp. However, it became the target of controversy in the country, as important players are not in the list. It was reported that Alex Kamen, Ishmael Pole, Jacob Sabua, Joshua Talau, Langarap Samol, Nigel Dabinyaba, Raymond Gunemba and RonaldContinue reading “Kapuls’ training squad is target of controversy in Papua New Guinea”

Hekari United’s goalkeeper Ishmael Pole back from suspension

After being out of Hekari United’s squad for two weeks, Ishmael Pole is back from suspension which means that the 27-year-old goalkeeper must be available for Saturday’s match against Gulf Komara at PNG Football Stadium in Port Moresby. Pole was red carded in Hekari’s 1-0 loss to Lae City on August 15. The PNG KapulsContinue reading “Hekari United’s goalkeeper Ishmael Pole back from suspension”

Ishmael Pole unhappy with local media treatment on Hekari United players

In exclusive interview to Oceania Football Center, Hekari United and PNG Kapuls goalkeeper Ishmael Pole stated his views from recent headlines on Hekari United players – including himself – made by local newspapers in Papua New Guinea. The goalkeeper, that is suspended for two matches after a straight red card after fouling Lae City’s Jacob SabuaContinue reading “Ishmael Pole unhappy with local media treatment on Hekari United players”

Hekari United’s star goalkeeper Ishmael Pole suspended for two matches

Hekari United suffered a disappointing defeat against Lae City last Saturday (15th Aug) in Port Moresby thanks to a goal scored by Jacob Sabua; match where their first choice goalkeeper Ishmael Pole saw a red card in the late stages of the match. The PNG Kapuls member was forced to leave his penalty box toContinue reading “Hekari United’s star goalkeeper Ishmael Pole suspended for two matches”

Suburbs good but not great against tactically questionable Hekari

In what has been almost universally agreed to have been the best match of the 2020 OFC Champions League so far, New Zealand’s debutants Eastern Suburbs defeated former champions Hekari United 2-1 at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in a match which saw positives and negatives, as well asContinue reading “Suburbs good but not great against tactically questionable Hekari”

Ishmael Pole: we are excited and ready

The countdown is almost over and the OFC Champions League is ready to begin. After not playing 2019 OFC Champions League, Hekari United is back to the most important club competition in Oceania. Hekari has a difficult mission in the Group A as they are grouped with current OFC Champions League winners Hienghène Sport fromContinue reading “Ishmael Pole: we are excited and ready”

Pole vs Pole: a familiar clash in PNG

The sixth matchweek of Papua New Guinean National Soccer League arrived and the match between Kutubu and Hekari United is already remarkable because Brazilian players Erick Joe and Vinícius are set to make their debuts for Hekari. However there is another interesting fact about this clash and it comes from the goalkeepers of both teams.Continue reading “Pole vs Pole: a familiar clash in PNG”

Talo & Pole: friendship and competition

History tell us that football is all about competition, but certainly it is important to not forget the sportmanship. Football has developed from all over the past decades and now everyone wants to prove as the best in their position, in their game style and in the leagues they compete. Competition is healthy: inside aContinue reading “Talo & Pole: friendship and competition”