National Soccer League

NSL gets K3m backing

The platinum sponsorship will support PNGFA’s premier competition, the National Soccer League, for two years.

Of the K3 million, K1 million will be for the 2019 season while K2 million will cover the next year.

This platinum sponsorship will give Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd the naming rights to the National Soccer League, which will now be called Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League. 

Tusbab Stallions ready for NSL

The club is franchised by Tusbab Secondary School through its school soccer team, Tusbab Blue Kumuls FC, to support youth football development.

After the school team merged with Blue Kumuls in 2010, the club has become a force to be reckoned with.

The merger saw Tusbab Blue Kumuls rise from the bottom of the league to one of the most successful clubs in the history of Madang Soccer Association – in most cases having all its division entering the finals.

26 clubs await NSL board approval

Eight franchises are confirmed to participate for the Southern Conference, seven franchises for Northern, five franchise for New Guinea Islands and Highlands has six.

“PNGFA/NSL Management has acknowledge the twenty six franchises and it’s now for the NSL Board to give the final approval and endorsement of which teams will take part in the 2019 season,” said NSL manager Leslie Babaga.

K60,000 for Kagua-Erave Football Club

Local businessman and chairman of the PNG Games 2020 host organising committee, Sape Molumi, says such a historic achievement deserves backing from the wider Southern Highlands community.

The host organising committee presented K40,000 to the patron of the Kagua-Erave Football Club, Wesley Raminai, while as a corporate citizen, Molumi, on behalf of his firm, Oceanic Construct Ltd, gave K20,000.

“And I also appeal to other corporate citizens of our province and our district to come and support the team that is participating at that level,” he added.

NSL matches in Lae, POM

At the PNG Football Stadium tomorrow, Southern Strikers FC will play host to Buang FC. The match will commence at 3pm.

Fans in Lae will get a double dose of football action on Sunday with Besta PNG United FC up against FC Momase at 12:30pm, followed by the showdown between FC Morobe Wawens and Toti City FC.

This match is set for a 3pm kick-off.

Both matches in Lae will be played at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium. 

Madang FC have the bye in round 10.

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NSL reaches halfway mark

Toti City FC has proven unbeatable so far with seven straight wins to put them on 21 competition points.

Besta PNG United FC’s loss over the weekend saw them slip down to fourth spot, allowing FC Morobe Wawens to take third place on the ladder.

Buang FC bring up the rear, having yet to get points on the board.

Round nine matches this Saturday will be played in Port Moresby, Lae as well as in Madang. Southern Strikers FC will be on a bye.

The finals are scheduled for the first weekend of May, with the grand final to be played the following weekend.

Wins to Toti City, Wawens & Besta

In Port Moresby at the PNG Football Stadium, FC Morobe Wawens managed a 1-0 win over FC Momase.

The match winner came in the second half off the boot of Moses Kamakeng.

At the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae, giants Toti City FC def. Southern Strikers FC 3-0 while in the second match, Besta PNG United FC def. Madang FC 2-0.

Toti City sitting comfortably on top

The Peter Gunemba coached side notched up their sixth consecutive win this season over FC Momase to bring them up to 18 points.

Madang FC sits second on the ladder while FC Morobe Wawens continues to hold strong to third spot.

In fourth is Besta PNG United FC who are only ahead of FC Momase by one competition point.

Fifth placed Southern Strikers FC have shown much promise, whereas the struggling Buang FC are yet to register points this season.

Round eight matches will again be played in Port Moresby and Lae this Saturday.

The current standings: 

Toti City depart for OFC League

The lads from Lae are in the same pool alongside Tupapa Maraerenga FC from Cook Islands, Vanuatu’s Nalkutan FC and Ba FC from Fiji.

Toti City will kick off their campaign against Tupapa Maraerenga FC at Korman Stadium on February 10.

PNG’s other team that will take part in the Champions League, Madang FC, have been slotted into Pool C.

Pool C matches will be played at The Trusts Arena, New Zealand, in March.

The winners of the 2018 OFC Champions League will qualify as the OFC representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Pom NSL match to go ahead

“The National Sports Trust Limited has come to an agreement with the National Soccer League for the usage of the venue,” said the NSL.

In the other round two fixtures: Toti City FC will take on Buang FC at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae and Madang FC play Southern Strikers FC at Laiwaden Oval, Madang.

Both matches will also kick off at 3pm today.

FC Morobe Wawens have the bye this weekend.