Yagi Yasasa: a new football star in Papua New Guinea

After a breathtaking final match, the 2019-20 PNG National Soccer League came to an end in Papua New Guinea. It was a very interesting season as Vitiaz United almost broke Lae City’s hegemony in the championship, while FC Bougainville, Gulf Komara and Tusbab Stallions starred an incredible fight for a spot in the semi-finals. ItContinue reading “Yagi Yasasa: a new football star in Papua New Guinea”

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”

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”

What is wrong with Vitiaz United in PNG National Soccer League?

Currently in the third position with 36 points in seventeen matches, Vitiaz United are already qualified to 2019-20 PNG National Soccer League semi-finals. However the team coached by Nathan Vincent is not living a good moment in the season and this is worrying. Despite counting on a powerful offensive system with Eliud Fugre, Jonathan Allen,Continue reading “What is wrong with Vitiaz United in PNG National Soccer League?”

PNG National Soccer League: Lae and Vitiaz unable to win as Tusbab Stallions return to top-four

The 16th round of PNG National Soccer League was full of surprises! After a long period we now have a change in the top-three teams as Lae City and Vitiaz United could not win this weekend. Hekari United needed to battle hard to surpass Morobe Wawens and move back to the second place. Vitiaz UnitedContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League: Lae and Vitiaz unable to win as Tusbab Stallions return to top-four”

PNG National Soccer League: PNGFA takes off one goal from Mathew David in ‘Golden Boot’ race

After some controversy, the Papua New Guinea Football Association alongside the National Soccer League board decided to take off one goal that was previously awarded to Mathew David of Vitiaz United. The goal happened in the 6-3 victory of his Vitiaz against Tusbab Stallions three weeks ago in Port Moresby. You can see the goalsContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League: PNGFA takes off one goal from Mathew David in ‘Golden Boot’ race”