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”

Lae and Hekari set for classic clash in Papua New Guinea NSL

The top two sides in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League will go head-to-head in Lae this weekend in one of the most anticipated matches of the season so far. Lae City will be without talismanic striker Raymond Gunemba after it was confirmed he received a five-match ban for pushing a referee after theContinue reading “Lae and Hekari set for classic clash in Papua New Guinea NSL”

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”

Lae hit Star Mountain for six but solid Hekari march on

In another exciting weekend of action, Papua New Guinea National Soccer League champions Lae City demonstrated why they are a force to be reckoned with after a 6-1 victory over bottom-of-the-league Star Mountain, but leaders Hekari maintained their excellent defensive record with a 2-0 victory over last-year’s semi-finalists Morobe United. In fact, it was aContinue reading “Lae hit Star Mountain for six but solid Hekari march on”

Triple-header in Lae this weekend ahead of two-week PNG NSL break

Clubs will head to a small recess in football action for two weeks after this coming Saturday’s action in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, which will see three matches in Lae and two in Port Moresby. The two-week break is designed so that Hekari United and Lae City can take part in theContinue reading “Triple-header in Lae this weekend ahead of two-week PNG NSL break”

Morobe Wawens threatens to take legal action against PNGFA

Morobe Wawens have failed to make the journey to Port Moresby to play the sixth matchweek of PNG National Soccer League (PNG NSL) due to a dispute over travel funds and outstanding payments. According to the team’s vice-president Peter Seske, the team has engaged a lawyer to get a restraining court order to stop theContinue reading “Morobe Wawens threatens to take legal action against PNGFA”

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”

Morobe Wawens fail to show for NSL Round 6 after denial of travel funds

With Morobe Wawens due to travel to Port Moresby this weekend to face Star Mountain in the sixth round of Papua New Guinea National Soccer League fixtures, Oceania Football Center reports exclusively that the side have failed to make the journey to the nation’s capital due to a dispute over travel funds and outstanding payments.Continue reading “Morobe Wawens fail to show for NSL Round 6 after denial of travel funds”

Champions Lae suffer shock defeat as Hekari score late winner vs Stallions

It was a thrilling weekend of Papua New Guinea National Soccer League action, as the top four teams all played each other, with newcomers Vitiaz United securing an unlikely victory over reigning champions Lae City, allowing Hekari United to pull clear at the top of the league after a late winner against Tusbab Stallions. KickingContinue reading “Champions Lae suffer shock defeat as Hekari score late winner vs Stallions”

Hekari and Lae continue winning streak as Stallions move third

The usual suspects, Hekari United and Lae City FC, continued their unbeaten runs in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League this weekend, but young guns Tusbab Stallions continue to impress, moving into third with a 3-0 victory over pointless Gulf Komara at the Laiwaden Oval in Madang. In the 1pm kick-offs, FC Bougainville tookContinue reading “Hekari and Lae continue winning streak as Stallions move third”