Papua New Guinea: crowd to be allowed back to PNG National Soccer League matches

Good news for football fans in Papua New Guinea as supporters are set to be allowed back to stadiums to watch the remaining PNG National Soccer League matches. Oceania Football Center had access to the response of David Manning, controller of National Pandemic Response, to Micah James, acting execute director of Papua New Guinea SportsContinue reading “Papua New Guinea: crowd to be allowed back to PNG National Soccer League matches”

PNGFA & NSL Board decide outcome of Morobe United-Star Mountain clash

After a week, the Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) alongside the National Soccer League board decided the outcome of the Morobe United vs Star Mountain clash that did not finish as usual as Star Mountain walked off in protests after a disallowed goal – see here the Star Mountain’s disallowed goal against Morobe United. MultipleContinue reading “PNGFA & NSL Board decide outcome of Morobe United-Star Mountain clash”

Morobe United’s Valentine Nelson speaks about scandal match against Star Mountain

Papua New Guinean football community was heavily shaken last weekend with one of the worse episodes football had seen in the country. Everything was going right in match between Morobe United and Star Mountain at Sir Ignatius Stadium in Lae until the moment William Lahai scored the equalising goal of Star Mountain. Morobe United playersContinue reading “Morobe United’s Valentine Nelson speaks about scandal match against Star Mountain”

PNG National Soccer League: PNGFA takes off one goal from Mathew David in ‘Golden Boot’ race

After some controversy, the Papua New Guinea Football Association alongside the National Soccer League board decided to take off one goal that was previously awarded to Mathew David of Vitiaz United. The goal happened in the 6-3 victory of his Vitiaz against Tusbab Stallions three weeks ago in Port Moresby. You can see the goalsContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League: PNGFA takes off one goal from Mathew David in ‘Golden Boot’ race”

PNG National Soccer League rescheduled as board waits SOE Controller approval

It was agreed in a PNG NSL board meeting recently the restart of the national league as scheduled previously – as reported here. Although, the State of Emergency control board did not respond in time for the recommence of the league and PNG National Soccer League is now pending approval and a new schedule wasContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League rescheduled as board waits SOE Controller approval”

Papua New Guinea: National Soccer League restart confirmed despite capital city’s lockdown

The most important football league of Papua New Guinea, the PNG National Soccer League, is scheduled to restart this weekend – two cities will host all remaining National League matches due COVID-19 restrictions – but one incident put the restart of the matches in an uncertain position: a lockdown was imposed in capital city Port MoresbyContinue reading “Papua New Guinea: National Soccer League restart confirmed despite capital city’s lockdown”

Reginald Davani: the best option for PNG Kapuls head coach position

It is nothing new for the Papua New Guinea and Oceania football fans that Papua New Guinea Footbal Association (PNGFA) is seeking for a new head coach for its men’s national team. This year the governing body spread the news they were in search of a strong profile to guide the national team back toContinue reading “Reginald Davani: the best option for PNG Kapuls head coach position”

Lae City: Defense vs. Attack

The reigning national champions of Papua New Guinea have recently been involved in a series of incidents that have drastically changed the team’s structure and history: Lae City achieved success through the leadership of head coach Peter Gunemba, who counted on players such as Nigel Dabinyaba, Ronald Warisan and Raymond Gunemba – Lae City wonContinue reading “Lae City: Defense vs. Attack”

John Kapi Natto unopposed as he is re-elected PNGFA-chairman

Football fans may be eagerly awaiting the restart of the PNG National Soccer League – the national league is due to restart after the forced break due to the COVID-19 pandemic in August this year. During this time, there is another very important event for football fans in Papua New Guinea: PNGFA’s current president, JohnContinue reading “John Kapi Natto unopposed as he is re-elected PNGFA-chairman”

PNG National Soccer League: Tusbab Stallions to restart trainings in Madang

One of the good surprises of the season in Papua New Guinea’s top league, the Madang-based Tusbab Stallions, are slowly returning to normality after the forced suspension of competition in the country due to COVID-19 concerns. After much speculation, the national league is expected to return to action this July, giving clubs a month toContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League: Tusbab Stallions to restart trainings in Madang”