Hekari United Stamp Authority on NSL with Six-Goal Romp on Opening Day

Hekari United were easily the most impressive side on the opening day of the 2021 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, after they put six goals past Star Mountain to send a message to the other teams in the competition that they are a force to be reckoned with. More than anything else, though, thisContinue reading “Hekari United Stamp Authority on NSL with Six-Goal Romp on Opening Day”

PNG National Soccer League 2021 Season Preview

With the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League set to kick off on 24th July, we’ve put together a full preview of the fourteen teams involved, including their previous achievements, current squad news, and a prediction as to where they might finish. Northern Conference Lae City Dwellers Potted HistoryRising from the ashes of a clubContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League 2021 Season Preview”

PNG NSL Set for Dual-Conference 2021 Season

Local media confirmed in the last couple of days that the 2021 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League will consist of two conferences of seven teams each, a swerve from the originally-planned 10-team single division. The decision comes following recent news that Central United FC – rebranded under the name of Central Dabari FC –Continue reading “PNG NSL Set for Dual-Conference 2021 Season”

Sepik FC, Tavur FC and Southern Strikers Set to Make PNG NSL Returns

Among the clubs in contention to compete in the 2021 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League are the likes of Sepik FC, Tavur FC and Southern Strikers, three sides who have previously competed in the country’s highest footballing competition and will be welcomed back into the semi-pro fold ahead of the new season. Although theContinue reading “Sepik FC, Tavur FC and Southern Strikers Set to Make PNG NSL Returns”

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”

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”

Hekari Face Must-Win Clash Against Komara as PNG NSL Heads into Crunch Time

Third-placed Hekari United are facing a must-win clash against fourth-placed Gulf Komara this weekend as they cling to the hope that they may still finish in the top two of this year’s Papua New Guinea National Soccer League. The most decorated side in Papua New Guinea football history sits three points behind newcomers Vitiaz UnitedContinue reading “Hekari Face Must-Win Clash Against Komara as PNG NSL Heads into Crunch Time”

Lae Edge Ahead After Washout Win as Hekari Hold Vitiaz in Port Moresby

They had to wait an extra two days to do it, but Lae City moved two points ahead of Vitiaz United at the top of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League this weekend after a 3-1 victory over FC Kutubu, while the clash of the weekend saw Hekari United and Vitiaz United play outContinue reading “Lae Edge Ahead After Washout Win as Hekari Hold Vitiaz in Port Moresby”

Crunch Match Between Vitiaz and Hekari as PNG NSL Enters Final Stretch

Second-placed Vitiaz United and third-placed Hekari United will go head-to-head this weekend in Port Moresby in a match which could have huge ramifications on the recipient of this year’s Papua New Guinea National Soccer League Minor Premiership. With four games to go after this weekend’s fixtures, Hekari United will find themselves six points behind VitiazContinue reading “Crunch Match Between Vitiaz and Hekari as PNG NSL Enters Final Stretch”