Hekari and Dwellers eye grand final

Telikom National Soccer League champion Lae City Dwellers and soccer giant MRDC Hekari United FC are one step away from the 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.

PNGFA competition manager Simon Koima said it’s surprising to note that Dwellers were the champions last season and now they are most likely going to win the minor premiership and qualify for the 2017 O’League challenge.

“Should the game this weekend go in favour of Lae in a drawn event then automatically they win the minor premiership for this season due to goal differences,” Koima explained.

The grand final will be played on March 19 in Port Moresby, with the venue yet to be confirmed.

Koima said it is most likely to be staged at the Sir John Guise Stadium, taking note that the SP PNG Hunters’ first home game for this season is also on the same day at the National Football Stadium.

He confirmed that the NSL grand final will kick off at 3pm.


Quintina Naime