Papua New Guinea defeats Fiji and qualifies for WCQ semifinals

Fiji and Papua New Guinea met at Grand Hamad Stadium to duel for a place in the semifinals of the World Cup Qualifiers. The Kapuls needed only a draw, while the Bula Boys needed to win to advance. In the eighth minute a good play by Roy Krishna and Ashnil Raju left Sairusi Nalaubu inContinue reading “Papua New Guinea defeats Fiji and qualifies for WCQ semifinals”

New Zealand beats Papua New Guinea with controversial goal

Papua New Guinea and New Zealand took the field on Friday, March 18th, in the first round of Group A of the World Cup qualifiers. New Zealand still without their key players who are with their clubs in Europe, and the Kapuls could not count on David Browne, who did not get permission from theContinue reading “New Zealand beats Papua New Guinea with controversial goal”

Papua New Guinea defeats ‘Lae Select’ in friendly match

The Papua New Guinea National Football Team faced a local select at PNGFA Education Center as part of their preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, to be held in Qatar next month. Coached by Brazilian head coach Marcos Gusmão, the Kapuls defeated their opponents by 5-2. Mathew David scored twice while Patrick Aisa,Continue reading “Papua New Guinea defeats ‘Lae Select’ in friendly match”

Kapuls’ training squad is target of controversy in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) recently released a 59-men list to attend National Team’s training camp. However, it became the target of controversy in the country, as important players are not in the list. It was reported that Alex Kamen, Ishmael Pole, Jacob Sabua, Joshua Talau, Langarap Samol, Nigel Dabinyaba, Raymond Gunemba and RonaldContinue reading “Kapuls’ training squad is target of controversy in Papua New Guinea”

Traditional Gunemba family takes Poro FC ahead at PNG Women’s National League

As the 2020/21 Women’s National Soccer League heads to its first matchday this weekend in Papua New Guinea, one traditional football family in the country expects the best from the revamped national league that is exciting the fans all over the country; the Gunembas are involved with their local regional club in Lae, Poro FC. “It’sContinue reading “Traditional Gunemba family takes Poro FC ahead at PNG Women’s National League”

Reformulation needed for Hekari United to move forward

It has been one month since 2019-20 PNG National Soccer League finished. While most players are now focused on taking part of regional tournaments, National Soccer League’s franchises are still working for the next season. Although there is no proposed date for next season’s kick-off, it seems obvious that the reigning champions Lae City FCContinue reading “Reformulation needed for Hekari United to move forward”

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”

Judgement Day for Top Six in Papua New Guinea as NSL Reaches Final Day

The much-anticipated final gameweek of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League is mere hours away, and the top six teams all still have plenty to play for before next week’s playoffs. With two sides still mathematically able to claim the title, two sides battling for the final OFC Champions League spot, and three sidesContinue reading “Judgement Day for Top Six in Papua New Guinea as NSL Reaches Final Day”

Gunemba and Onne to miss Hekari’s clash against Gulf Komara in National Soccer League

Currently in the third position in 2019-20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League, Hekari United need to grab three points this weekend against Gulf Komara. However, the team coached by Eric Komeng will not count on two important players: defender Carlos Onne and forward Raymond Gunemba. According to local sources, both players are injured andContinue reading “Gunemba and Onne to miss Hekari’s clash against Gulf Komara in National Soccer League”

PNG National Soccer League: ‘Golden Boot’ race is on fire

The final stages of the PNG National Soccer League are coming: only three weeks and we will know the four qualified teams for the semi-final stage and premiers of the regular season. Vitiaz United, Lae City and Hekari United are the teams at the top of the table battling for the minor premiership, while GulfContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League: ‘Golden Boot’ race is on fire”