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”

Central United FC Make Late Bid for 2021 PNG National Soccer League

Central United FC, the club which made its Papua New Guinea National Soccer League debut in the 2019 edition, formally announced its late bid for the upcoming 2021 season today, along with a name change that will see it compete as Central Dabari FC. A late bid to enter this season’s competition was submitted toContinue reading “Central United FC Make Late Bid for 2021 PNG National Soccer League”

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”

League Runners-Up Vitiaz United Will NOT Take Part in 2021 PNG NSL

2019–20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League Runners-Up Vitiaz United have confirmed they will not be taking part in the upcoming 2021 competition, mainly due to financial reasons. The club confirmed via their Facebook page that they would not be taking part in the country’s flagship national competition, but would still be competing at regionalContinue reading “League Runners-Up Vitiaz United Will NOT Take Part in 2021 PNG NSL”

Lae City Claim Sixth Title After Professional and Polished Performance against Vitiaz

The excitement that led up to the 2019–20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League Grand Final this Saturday, 10 October, did not lead to disappointment, as Lae City and Vitiaz United played out a thrilling, albeit low-scoring, Grand Final, with the experience of Lae City eventually overcoming the pluckiness of Vitiaz United in a high-qualityContinue reading “Lae City Claim Sixth Title After Professional and Polished Performance against Vitiaz”

Lae City and Vitiaz United Set For Grand Final Showdown

This weekend sees the culmination of the 2019–20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, a season that, thanks to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, has taken almost ten months to complete. It comes down to the Grand Final between five-time champions Lae City and newcomers Vitiaz United. Before that, the third-place playoff will take place betweenContinue reading “Lae City and Vitiaz United Set For Grand Final Showdown”

NSL Playoff Preview: Crunch Time for Top PNG Clubs as Season Heads to Playoffs

This weekend will see the 2019–20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League head into its annual playoffs, where, following two semi-finals and a Grand Final, the winner of the NSL season will be crowned. But who will take the glory? Five-time reigning champions Lae City? Eight-time champions Hekari United? Solid newcomers Vitiaz United? Or pluckyContinue reading “NSL Playoff Preview: Crunch Time for Top PNG Clubs as Season Heads to Playoffs”

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”

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”