Weekend Preview: Hekari and Lae to Clash with Full-Strength Squads

One of the key matches to decide the location of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League Minor Premiership will take place this weekend in Port Moresby, with eight-time champions Hekari United playing host to five-time reigning champions Lae City. With the news that Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba are free to play for HekariContinue reading “Weekend Preview: Hekari and Lae to Clash with Full-Strength Squads”

Let’s talk about Kolu Kepo?

Hekari United’s win over Bougainville in the last weekend – the first matchweek after the forced break due COVID-19 – saw a different Red Army side struggling to get opportunities upfront. With the absence of Ishmael Pole, back-up goalkeeper Dave Tomare needed to make a serie of interventions to prevent the now Percy Mataio-coached sideContinue reading “Let’s talk about Kolu Kepo?”

Lae City hit five to hit the top upon PNG National Soccer League Resumption

Five goals from five different players saw Lae City return to the top of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League after their thrashing of Gulf Komara on Saturday, while league leaders Vitiaz United were denied victory by a late goal by Star Mountain. With the games taking place without spectators and in a reducedContinue reading “Lae City hit five to hit the top upon PNG National Soccer League Resumption”

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”

Lae City grab late winner as Hekari romp past Kutubu

What began as a somewhat controversial day in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League finished with a bang as Lae City saved their own skins with a comeback victory against FC Bougainville in Port Moresby, while league leaders Hekari United surged forward with a comfortable victory against FC Kutubu in Goroka. The day beganContinue reading “Lae City grab late winner as Hekari romp past Kutubu”

PNG NSL current top scorers: Who are they?

The fourth round of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League takes place this Saturday, with Hekari United, Lae City and Vitiaz United leading the way on nine points each. However, the race for the Golden Boot also has some interesting names leading the way, and below we’ve taken a deeper look into the playersContinue reading “PNG NSL current top scorers: Who are they?”

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”