Weekend Preview: Hekari and Lae to Clash with Full-Strength Squads

One of the key matches to decide the location of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League Minor Premiership will take place this weekend in Port Moresby, with eight-time champions Hekari United playing host to five-time reigning champions Lae City. With the news that Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba are free to play for HekariContinue reading “Weekend Preview: Hekari and Lae to Clash with Full-Strength Squads”

Lae City: who left and who stayed?

After a pretty crazy and controversial weekend in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League which saw five-time championship winning coach Peter Gunemba fired and a core of his players join him by walking out of the club, we can finally confirm which players left the club, and which have stayed. Eleven players in totalContinue reading “Lae City: who left and who stayed?”

Core Lae City players to walk out of club with sacked manager Gunemba

The majority of this season’s regular starting eleven for Lae City FC will walk out of the club with sacked coach Peter Gunemba, according to sources close to the Gunemba family and owner Ian Chow. It was also revealed that Gunemba will not take charge of the side for tomorrow’s home game against Tusbab Stallions.Continue reading “Core Lae City players to walk out of club with sacked manager Gunemba”

PNG National Soccer League set to kick off Round 2

Later today, the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League will kick-off the second half of its season with five fixtures in Lae and Port Moresby, following a dramatic and controversial transfer window which saw five-time championship-winning coach Peter Gunemba sacked from Lae City FC, and plenty of player movement across the country. How many newContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League set to kick off Round 2”

All change at Lae City: why did it happen, and what happens next?

This morning, sensational news broke that five-time domestic title-winning coach of Lae City, Peter Gunemba, was sacked by franchise owner and sponsor Ian Chow. Immediately, several questions sprang to mind: Why did this happen? Which players will stay and which will go? And how will this affect the landscape of football in Papua New GuineaContinue reading “All change at Lae City: why did it happen, and what happens next?”

Lae City sacks Peter Gunemba as Bob Morris takes head coach job

Very important news coming from Lae – after stating Lae City is close to signing two players from Tusbab Stallions and confirming the signings of Alwin and Felix Komolong, Lae City FC boss Ian Chow fired the long-serving head coach Peter Gunemba from his team command. The father of the star Raymond Gunemba and anotherContinue reading “Lae City sacks Peter Gunemba as Bob Morris takes head coach job”

Lae City shake-up works wonders against lacklustre Lautoka

They say the best teams take constructive criticism and use it to their advantage. Lae City certainly listened to their critics, making five changes to the team that drew 3-3 with Henderson Eels at the weekend, and being immediately rewarded with a handsome first-half performance against Fiji’s Lautoka which eventuated in a 7-0 thrashing ofContinue reading “Lae City shake-up works wonders against lacklustre Lautoka”

Komolong brothers swoop is a masterstroke for stuttering Lae City

In unexpected news earlier today, it was revealed that brothers Alwin and Felix Komolong had signed for Lae City FC to strengthen the side ahead of the remainder of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League season. However, the pair will be unable to play for the club for the OFC Champions League, because theyContinue reading “Komolong brothers swoop is a masterstroke for stuttering Lae City”