National Soccer League

Dwellers, Madang qualify for OFC Champions League

It was double the celebration for the undefeated Dwellers, who secured the minor premiership in the National Soccer League competition to automatically qualify for next year’s Champions League challenge.

Chasing behind are Madang FC, who also secured a spot at the Champions League.

The current standings:

Lae City Dwellers (28), Madang FC (19), Huawei PS United FC (16), Besta PNG United FC (11), Buang FC (8), Vitis Yamaros FC (1).

Competition Manager, Simon Koima, said finals for the NSL will be played next month. 

Dwellers the team to beat

After the completion of game nine of round two over the weekend, Dwellers are sitting comfortably on top of the competition points ladder on 22 points from seven wins and one draw.

The Lae boys have scored 33 goals this season and only conceded five with a goal difference of 28.

The current standings:

Lae City Dwellers FC (22), Huawei PS United FC (16), Madang FC (16), Besta PNG United FC (10), Buang FC (7), Vitis Yamaros FC (1).

Games this Saturday will be played in Madang.

Wins to Dwellers, Buang and PS United

In the first match of the triple header yesterday in Port Moresby, Dwellers def. Besta PNG United FC 2-0. In the match that followed, Buang def, Madang FC 1-0.

In main game of the day, PS United def. Vitis Yamaros FC 5-0.

Game Eight: Wins to Madang, Dwellers and PS United

In the first match of the triple header yesterday in the nation's capital, Madang FC won the match against Besta PNG United FC with a scoreline of  1-0.

Dwellers outplayed Vitis Yamaros FC 6-1 during the lunch time match.

Meanwhile, in the main game, PS United defeated Buang FC 4-0.

Dwellers trounce Yamaros 6-1

Yamaros put the two time NSL champions under pressure in the opening exchanges coming close to scoring twice through Wipsie Dibewewe and Pais Yepei.

But keeper Ronald Warisan was up to the task and determined not to let anything pass him.

The Dwellers were able to weather the early storm and eventually found their rhythm.

After several attempts, star striker Raymond Gunemba eventually found the back of the net to put his side in front in the 27th minute of play.

​POM to host NSL triple header tomorrow

The first match of the day will kick off at 10am between Besta PNG United FC and Madang FC.

This will be followed by Vitis Yamaros FC taking on Lae City Dwellers FC at 12:30pm.

In the main game in game eight of round two, Buang FC go head to head with Huawei PS United FC. This game is scheduled for 3pm.

Meanwhile, the current standings after game seven of round two: 

Lae City Dwellers (16), Madang FC (13), Huawei PS United FC (10), Besta PNG United FC (10), Buang FC (7), Vitis Yamaros FC (1).

NSL: Two Pom games, one in Lae

The double header at Bisini in the nation’s capital will start at 12:30pm between Besta PNG United FC and Vitis Yamaros FC.

This will be followed by the Huawei PS United and the Madang United FC fixture at 3pm.

In Lae at the PNG Football Academy, Buang FC is scheduled to go up against the undefeated Lae City Dwellers. This match will start at 3pm.

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PNG Football Academy to host three NSL matches

Starting at 10am will be the showdown between Besta FC and Huawei PS.

This will be followed by Buang FC taking on Yamaros FC at 12:30pm.

The last match will see Lae City Dwellers FC clash with Madang FC in the main game and will kick off at 3pm.

The semi-final for the NSL is set for July 22.

The grand final will be played a week later on July 29.

The venues are yet to be confirmed.

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NSL’s round two completed

In a one sided contest, reigning champions Lae City Dwellers thrashed newcomers Buang FC 6-0.

Goals came from Raymond Gunemba, Hobert Bika and Emmanuel Simon with each scoring a double.

In other results, Besta PNG United FC came from behind to force a 1-1 draw with Yamaros FC.

In the main game, Huawei PS United FC defeated Madang FC 1-0.

Round three will see games played in Port Moresby this weekend.

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NSL comp to start this Saturday in Madang

The first game will kick off at 10am with the PNGFA development team- Besta PNG United to face PS Huawei.

In the second match at 12.30pm, the Port Moresby based Southern Strikers will take on Buang FC of Hagen. Both teams are new to the semi-professional competition.

The main game will be a thriller between defending champions Lae City Dwellers and Madang FC. This game will get underway at 3pm.

Competition Manager, Simon Koima said NSL is working around the clock to ensure all teams are ready for kick off.