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”

Lae City Dwellers to Re-Unite Under Peter Gunemba

In a move that will surprise and confuse many football fans in Papua New Guinea and across Oceania, Peter Gunemba, the manager sacked from Lae City FC in the middle of the 2019–20 National Soccer League season, looks to be rekindling his side, Lae City Dwellers, ahead of the 2021 NSL season, according to reports.Continue reading “Lae City Dwellers to Re-Unite Under Peter Gunemba”

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”

Vitiaz Stun Hekari on Penalties While Lae Edge Past Valiant Gulf Komara

The semi-finals of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League were matches of exceptionally high quality and drama, proving that once these four sides step up their game when it really matters, they are capable of producing hugely entertaining and high-quality football. It was a dramatic weekend with red cards, late goals, plucky underdogs, andContinue reading “Vitiaz Stun Hekari on Penalties While Lae Edge Past Valiant Gulf Komara”

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”

OFCe Awards’ Result: PNG National Soccer League ‘MVP’

The fans’ choice on an open-voting poll powered by Oceania Football Center for ‘MVP’ award of the 2019/20 PNG National Soccer League is… Lae City’s midfielder Jacob Sabua was chosen by the fans as the best player of the 2019/20 season of PNG National Soccer League. Sabua was very higly voted having more than 60%Continue reading “OFCe Awards’ Result: PNG National Soccer League ‘MVP’”

OFCe Awards’ Result: PNG National Soccer League ‘Best Goalkeeper’

The fans’ choice on an open-voting poll powered by Oceania Football Center for ‘Best Goalkeeper’ award of the 2019/20 PNG National Soccer League is… The best voted player by the fans was Hekari United’s goalkeeper Ishmael Pole. Pole was followed by Lae City’s Ronald Warisan and Vitiaz United’s Russel Chris. MVP RESULTBEST YOUNG PLAYER RESULT