Tkatchenko calls on FIFA to intervene

Justin Tkatchenko said PNGFA president David Chung and John Kapi Natto both have a heart for soccer but unfortunately, they cannot work together and are making the sport fail, affecting players and clubs.

Tkatchenko said the best solution is for FIFA to intervene and say enough is enough.

“FIFA must be concerned with what’s happening in PNG as we are now having two different, separate identities running football,” said the Minister.

“How can sponsors come on board and how can the sport keep moving forward when you got two different groups running the same thing.

Hekari grabs second win at OFC challenge

They defeated Suva FA 3-0 today in the second match of the round robin at QBE Stadium Oval in Auckland, New Zealand.

The goals were shared by Gagame Feni, Tommy Semmy and Joses Nawo.

Feni was the first to score 1-0 for Hekari 16 minutes into the game from a stinging strike following a corner kick from Matthias Iani.

Suva fought hard in the first 20 minutes but struggled to hold the ball as Hekari took full control.

Semmy extended Hekari’s lead 2-0 with a clinical finish from the edge of the box on the left side 31 minutes into the game.

Team to thank God for victory

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

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

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

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

Hekari United registers six straight wins

Hekari remain undefeated after beating Gigira Laitepo United FC in round six of NSL at Bisini Soccer Grounds, Port Moresby today.

It was a replay of round one when the two teams first met with Hekari claiming victory 4-2.

Hekari wasted no time scoring eight minutes into the game through striker Papalau Awele.  Upaiga extended the lead 23 minutes later, scoring an easy goal from in front of the goal mouth, 2-0.

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Potape voted in as new Hela Governor

Komo-Magarima MP Francis Potape has been voted in as the new governor for Hela province after a provincial assembly meeting was conducted in Tari yesterday.



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Dwellers, Hekari are NSL leaders

Hekari remains unbeaten in the Southern Conference with 15 points after round one of the competition eight points clear of its nearest rivals.

Trailing Hekari are PKA Rapatona FC and Erema Gulf FC sharing seven points followed by Gigira Laitepo on five points and sharing four points are Huawei PS United FC and FC Port Moresby.

Dwellers are on 11 points after winning only three out of five games in the Northern Conference.

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Basil sees 2016 as year to tackle Govt


Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil says he is set to keep the government on its toes for all its actions and inactions, starting next year.


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12 teams confirmed for National Soccer League season

For the first time, the competition will be played in a two tier format consisting of the zone conference league and the national league competition.

The 12 teams will play round robin matches for ten weeks in the Southern Conference and Northern Conference.

The Southern Conference comprises clubs from the Southern region and Northern Conference comprises of Momase, New Guinea Islands and Highlands regions.

Teams in the Southern Conference are Hekari United FC, Rapatona FC, Erema FC, PS Huawei FC, Port FC Moresby and Welgris FC.