Champions Lae hit five as Stallions shine in the capital

Papua New Guinea National Soccer League reigning champions Lae City FC found their scoring boots this weekend in Madang after putting five past Morobe Wawens to go joint top of the league, while young guns Tusbab Stallions made history in Port Moresby. Lae City, bolstered by the return of Nigel Dabinyaba and Emmanuel Simon fromContinue reading “Champions Lae hit five as Stallions shine in the capital”

PNG NSL full draw revealed; former champions to go head-to-head twice in March

The Papua New Guinea National Soccer League and Papua New Guinea Football Association today revealed the full draws for the remaining fixtures of the 2019/20 National Soccer League, confirming that each club will go head-to-head, home and away, by the final day on 9th May. The season started on December 14th, and two fixtures haveContinue reading “PNG NSL full draw revealed; former champions to go head-to-head twice in March”

Hekari, Lae and Vitiaz win again as Tusbab Stallions hit five

Hekari United, Lae City and newcomers Vitiaz United won for the second time in Papua New Guinea National Soccer League action this weekend, maintaining their 100% record at the top of the ten-team division. Meanwhile, Tusbab Stallions responded after last week’s opening defeat with a 5-0 hammering of FC Kutubu in Madang. Port Moresby wasContinue reading “Hekari, Lae and Vitiaz win again as Tusbab Stallions hit five”

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”

PNG NSL Full Season Preview

With the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League set to kick off in just two days’ time, we’ve put together a full preview of the ten teams involved, including their previous achievements, current squad news, and a prediction as to where they might finish. Thanks to the great social media team that FC Bougainville haveContinue reading “PNG NSL Full Season Preview”

10-Team PNG NSL kicks off this weekend

After weeks of waiting, the start dates of the 2019/20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, as well as the ten teams taking part in the competition, was finally confirmed in Port Moresby today. The competition will kick-off on Saturday 14th December, with the draws set to be announced early tomorrow morning. There will beContinue reading “10-Team PNG NSL kicks off this weekend”

PNG: Kapi Natto making strides but remnants of previous regime remain

It could be argued that football in Papua New Guinea has already seen its greatest era: the magical season in 2010 when Hekari United became the first non-Australian or Kiwi side to land the OFC Champions League title and represent Oceania at the Club World Cup was nothing short of remarkable. From then until 2018,Continue reading “PNG: Kapi Natto making strides but remnants of previous regime remain”

Twelve must become eight in delayed Papua New Guinea NSL

Details finally emerged this morning regarding the upcoming 2019/20 season of Papua New Guinea’s flagship competition, the National Soccer League, which will now start two weeks later than originally intended, on Saturday 30th November. Several local fans had expressed their frustration on Facebook at the lack of transparency that the competition organisers had shown, withContinue reading “Twelve must become eight in delayed Papua New Guinea NSL”

Papua New Guinea National Soccer League: Which Clubs Might Be Taking Part?

The kick-off of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League is just around the corner, with the start date tentatively expected to be 16th November. But which teams might we be seeing battle it out for supremacy at the top level of football in PNG? Here’s what we know already: Please note: none of theContinue reading “Papua New Guinea National Soccer League: Which Clubs Might Be Taking Part?”