Lae City Dwellers

Dwellers to hold dedication service

The planned dedication service will commence soon after the Lae City Dwellers arrive in Lae this afternoon around 4pm.

The team has defended their title and retained the cup as the premiers of the prestigious soccer competition in the country.

Team manager Peter Seske, coach Peter Gunemba and team's spiritual leader Reverend Gary Mangiri will lead the team to church for the service.

Lae City Dwellers, a Papua Compound-based NSL team, apart from the game of soccer, commit themselves to God as they know that He is the source of their life and game.

Hekari FC and Dwellers brace for grand final

The game will kick off at 3pm at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.

This is Hekari’s 11th grand final match while Dwellers have done very well to reach the grand final stage in their first two seasons.

Dwellers team manager Peter Sesk said the Lae side is preparing well for this game.

“As minor premiers Hekari proved their worth and we as defending champions we are ready to play as champions and defend the title,” said Sesk.

Hekari team manager Vonnie Kappinato praised Dwellers for playing very well throughout the season.

Hekari and Dwellers eye grand final

Dwellers and Hekari are currently leading the NSL Champions League challenge in first and second place respectively, while Rapatona FC is on third place and Welgris Morobe United trailing.

The two front runners are leveled on five points however, Dwellers is leading on goal average of up to four goals difference.

Game six this weekend will determine the minor premiership, with Hekari and Dwellers candidates for the title.

This Saturday will see Dwellers take on Hekari in Moresby and Rapatona will play Welgris in Lae.

Hekari make up bulk of national team

The PNG team boasts 12 players from Hekari, six from Lae City Dwellers, three each from Rapatona FC and FC Port Moresby and one from Welgris Morobe United FC.

Regulars David Muta and Koriak Upaiga from Hekari and Michael Foster, Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba from Dwellers will make a good team despite being rivals in the PNG National Soccer League.

The players have been called in for a three day camp in Port Moresby starting today.

The final preparation will be in Port Moresby a week before the event with the first match against New Caledonia on May 28.

Dwellers crush Rapatona in first away game

In the other away game played in Lae at  the  Ignatius Kilage stadium Hekari defeated  hosts Welgris United FC 2-nil in a one sided affair.

Dwellers in a dazzling opening minute took complete command of the match until the final whistle.

It was the Dwellers top players Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba that shook the entire match with their power plays and  strategies to take full command of the proceedings.

Dwellers opened up with the first goal from Raymond Gunemba just  after the kick off from the half way line.

NSL Champions League heats up

Rapatona will take on MRDC Hekari United FC at Bisini Soccer Grounds in Port Moresby, while in Lae, Morobe will battle with reigning premiers Lae City Dwellers at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium.

Rapatona will have to push harder to prevent any goals after Hekari outplayed them scoring one goal 1-0 in their last encounter in game one on Saturday.

After suffering defeat to Dwellers 2-0 on Saturday, Morobe must double up in attack to at least score some goals.

Both games kick off at 2pm and will be telecast live on EMTV.

Lae City Dwellers and Hekari placed in Pool A & B

2015 National Soccer League champions, Lae City Dwellers are making their debut at the OFC.

They are in Pool A with Auckland City FC from New Zealand, Amicale FC from Vanuatu, and the yet-to-be-determined Solomon Islands S-League winners.

Regulars at the OFC Champions League, Hekari are in Pool B with Team Wellington (New Zealand), Suva FA from Fiji and AS Lossi from New Caledonia.

In Pool C is Nadi FC from Fiji, AS Magenta from New Caledonia, AS Tefana from Tahiti and the OFC Champions League Preliminary winner.