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

OFCe Awards’ Result: PNG National Soccer League ‘Best Young Player’

The fans’ choice on an open-voting poll powered by Oceania Football Center for ‘Best Young Player’ award of the 2019/20 PNG National Soccer League is… The best voted player in the poll that was closed last Sunday was Lae City’s attacker Stahl Gubag. The second most voted player was Tusbab Stallions’ Ricky Wadunah, followed byContinue reading “OFCe Awards’ Result: PNG National Soccer League ‘Best Young Player’”

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”

PNG National Soccer League: Lae City confirms minor-premiership title as battle for last semi-final spot heats up

The final spot for the semi-finals of PNG National Soccer League is still uncertain as three teams are battling for the fourth place in the national league. Differently, Lae City, Hekari United and Vitiaz United are already confirmed in the decisive stage of the competition – but this weekend we had the confirmation of LaeContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League: Lae City confirms minor-premiership title as battle for last semi-final spot heats up”

PNG National Soccer League heads into its decisive moments

The most important football league of Papua New Guinea is close to the end of its regular season; Lae City is currently at the top of the table and will travel to Port Moresby to play against Star Mountain, while Hekari United will take on Morobe United also at PNG Football Stadium in Port Moresby.Continue reading “PNG National Soccer League heads into its decisive moments”