Solomon Islands beat PNG to secure a place in the WCQ final

Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea clashed at the Al-Arabi Stadium in Doha, Qatar, for a place in the final of the World Cup qualifiers. In an eventful match, the Solomons secured the victory and advanced to meet New Zealand or Tahiti in the final. The first opportunity of the game came from Ati Kepo‘sContinue reading “Solomon Islands beat PNG to secure a place in the WCQ final”

Papua New Guinea defeats ‘Lae Select’ in friendly match

The Papua New Guinea National Football Team faced a local select at PNGFA Education Center as part of their preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, to be held in Qatar next month. Coached by Brazilian head coach Marcos Gusmão, the Kapuls defeated their opponents by 5-2. Mathew David scored twice while Patrick Aisa,Continue reading “Papua New Guinea defeats ‘Lae Select’ in friendly match”

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?”

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”

Melanesian Cup one step closer to be revived in Oceania

🇫🇷 Français Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) president Lambert Maltock confirmed that an agreement between OFC and Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to relaunch the traditional Melanesian Cup. According to Maltock, the tournament name will be changed to “MSG Prime Ministers’ Cup” in order to avoid discrimination of ethnicity and also to allow other OFC members toContinue reading “Melanesian Cup one step closer to be revived in Oceania”

Tommy Semmy: all I want is the season to get started

Football in New Zealand is slowly picking up speed again; after the ISPS Handa Premiership had to be ended three rounds earlier than planned due to the COVID 19 pandemics, the coming winter season in the country seems to be about to start. The Hamilton Wanderers, the club of Papua New Guinea international Tommy Semmy,Continue reading “Tommy Semmy: all I want is the season to get started”

Gimale Essacu graduates in US university of Western Illinois

The U23 Papua New Guinea international Gimale Essacu graduated from Western Illinois University in the United States, the midfielder represented his country in 2015 Pacific Games and also in the U23 Olympic Qualifiers last year in Fiji. Essacu did not have a graduation ceremony as usual due the threats of COVID-19 pandmics: “No graduation ceremony,Continue reading “Gimale Essacu graduates in US university of Western Illinois”

Tommy Semmy: I will do my best for my country

Tommy Semmy is proving of what he is capable of. Once again the Papua New Guinea international had a good season playing for Hamilton Wanderers in ISPS Handa Premiership, the New Zealand top-tier of football. Semmy scored four goals in the season for Wanderers and was also chosen in the ‘Team of the Season’ ofContinue reading “Tommy Semmy: I will do my best for my country”

Aaron Spain: a possible new PNG Kapuls member?

After a successful campaign at ISPS Handa Premiership in New Zealand for his side Team Wellington, the full-back Aaron Spain seems ready to represent Papua New Guinea internationally. The 25-year-old player was already called-up for Papua New Guinea national team in the past, but he is yet to make his international debut for his country.Continue reading “Aaron Spain: a possible new PNG Kapuls member?”