FIFA funding sent to Papua New Guinea FA

Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) received USD $93.000,00 from FIFA to fund a fencing project at PNG Football Stadium that must start this week. According to PNGFA president John Kapi Natto this money will be used for making some improvements like: internal perimeter palisade fence line, field of play perimeter chainmesh fence barriers, competitionContinue reading “FIFA funding sent to Papua New Guinea FA”

PNG National Soccer League set to resume in July

The wait is finally close to its end in Papua New Guinea! The 2019-20 National Soccer League season is set to resume in July after being suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reliable sources, the league was cleared to resume in June. However it is going to resume in July soContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League set to resume in July”

PNG National Soccer League season close to resuming

After a Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) announcement that 2020 Telekom S-League is set for August, more good news is coming from Oceania: the 2019-20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League is close to resuming. According to reliable sources, the national league can return next month. Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) will meet PNGContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League season close to resuming”

Raymond Gunemba suspended for five matches following referee push

After Lae City’s Raymond Gunemba wasn’t in the starting eleven for the side’s 8-1 victory over FC Kutubu last weekend, Oceania Football Center has learned that Gunemba was suspended for the match, and for a further four National Soccer League matches, after he pushed the referee at the end of Lae’s 2-1 defeat to VitiazContinue reading “Raymond Gunemba suspended for five matches following referee push”

PNGFA to reboot Conference Competition, Women’s NSL to start imminently

The Papua New Guinea Football Association will attempt to relaunch the unsuccessful Conference Competition in September this year, according to a new plan put forward by NSL Competition Manager Dimirit Mileng. The plan also suggests that the 2020 Women’s National Soccer League will be starting imminently, while local competitions will take place from March toContinue reading “PNGFA to reboot Conference Competition, Women’s NSL to start imminently”

Analysis: Double PNG OFC elimination demonstrates need for stable NSL

Both representatives of Papua New Guinea, Lae City and Hekari United, were eliminated at the Group Stage of the 2020 OFC Champions League after a win, a draw and a defeat wasn’t enough for either side to finish in the top two of their group. The early eliminations indicate something systematically wrong with football inContinue reading “Analysis: Double PNG OFC elimination demonstrates need for stable NSL”

PNG NSL full draw revealed; former champions to go head-to-head twice in March

The Papua New Guinea National Soccer League and Papua New Guinea Football Association today revealed the full draws for the remaining fixtures of the 2019/20 National Soccer League, confirming that each club will go head-to-head, home and away, by the final day on 9th May. The season started on December 14th, and two fixtures haveContinue reading “PNG NSL full draw revealed; former champions to go head-to-head twice in March”

10-Team PNG NSL kicks off this weekend

After weeks of waiting, the start dates of the 2019/20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, as well as the ten teams taking part in the competition, was finally confirmed in Port Moresby today. The competition will kick-off on Saturday 14th December, with the draws set to be announced early tomorrow morning. There will beContinue reading “10-Team PNG NSL kicks off this weekend”

Papua New Guinea NSL delayed again: What is the solution?

Today, a press release from the Papua New Guinea Football Association confirmed the fears that had been brewing all week: the National Soccer League would be delayed for a third time; and this time, the PNGFA have not given a potential start date for the country’s flagship competition. The reason given was that only fourContinue reading “Papua New Guinea NSL delayed again: What is the solution?”

Planned PNG ‘Conference Competition’ cancelled due to lack of interest

News emerged today that the planned Papua New Guinea National Soccer League ‘Conference Competition’, due to take place at a slightly lower level than the ‘Premier Competition’, has been scrapped due to lack of interested clubs. This is another blow to preparations for the start of the 2019/20 season, which, as was reported last week,Continue reading “Planned PNG ‘Conference Competition’ cancelled due to lack of interest”