Momase eye victory in round eight

Matangan said he would be looking to retain the line-up that played against Toti City FC last weekend.

“We are looking to improve from where we left off last weekend and hopefully come up with a positive result at the end.

With Basil Jofari and senior players Moses Asrib, Krapet Tingut, Theo Sergius and Junior Sasu at the helm, the coach is confident they will put up a strong performance against the Dallas Namuesh-led team.

Wawens’s coach, Peter Seski will call on the services of midfielders Alu Awi, Bernard Purari, Michael Saun and Dallas Namuesh.


NSL on exiting members from others contributions

CEO, Paul Sayer, said this when asked by a member from the Western Highlands Provincial Government.

During NSL’s employer conference recently, the fund was asked by members on the outstanding employer contributions owed by the state, which is worth over K2 billion.

Jim Oki, the Human Resource Executive Manager with the Western Highlands Provincial Government told NSL that 33 staff will be retired, with 17 confirmed to go in 2018.

However, they want confirmation that all their unfunded employer contributions will be paid before they do so.

Victory to Madang, Toti and Wawens

In Port Moresby at the PNG Football Stadium, Madang FC def. Southern Strikers FC 3-2 and in the second encounter, Toti City FC def. FC Morobe 7-2.

To Lae, FC Morobe Wawens def. Buang FC 10-1 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium.


Madang scrape through

The visitors hit the front in the third minute when Captain Stahl Gubag scored off a cross kick.

Emmanuel Airem took Madang out to 3-0 at the break scoring twice in the 20th and again in the 32nd minute.

Rallied on by their supporters, the home side staged a fightback.

Richard Alois powered his side back into the contest striking twice in the 62nd and then again six minutes later to reduce the deficit to one point.

But Southern Strikers failed to make the most of their chances to score allowing a weary Madang side to win the match.

Round five NSL results

Yesterday at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium, Lae, FC Morobe scored in the 87th to pick up a 2-1 win over Besta PNG United FC.

In Port Moresby this afternoon, Madang and FC Momase drew in a vocal crowd to the Bisini Grounds to watch the two sides tussle it out. The match ended at 2-2.

The other round five fixture between Buang FC and Southern Strikers FC has been rescheduled and will be played at a later date.

FC Morobe edge Besta

Besta had all the possession in the opening minutes and looked the more dangerous side.

However, FC Morobe survived this and immediately went on the counter-attack.

Several visits to their opponents proved fruitless, but all the momentum was now with FC Morobe.

But, it was Besta who struck first from a corner that found the head of Irenus Wibena to put his side in front two minutes out from the break.

FC Morobe equalized early in the second half in much similar fashion after Alu Awi headed one past the keeper.

NSL draws this weekend

Matches at Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium in Lae will start with the opening game between Morobe Wawengs and Buan FC at half 12.

Then at 3pm the Toti City FC will take on Madang FC.

Whilst over in Port Moresby’s Bisini soccer grounds, Southern Strikers will be playing Besta PNG united at 3pm.


Wins to Dwellers and Madang FC

The first match of the triple header at Laiwaden Oval in Madang yesterday saw Besta PNG United FC settle for a 2-2 draw with Buang FC.

In the match that followed, Lae City Dwellers FC claimed the 2017 minor premiership after defeating Huawei PS United FC 3-2.

Meanwhile, to the main game, home side Madang FC held on to beat Vitis Yamaros FC 2-1.

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NSL bids open for 2016-2017

Competition manager Simon Koima said the forms are available and clubs who fulfilled the registration requirements would be granted license.

"The application for the expression of interest is open today and closes on Sunday 21/08/2016."

"PNG Football Association will issue licenses to clubs who fulfill all the club licensing requirements."

He stressed that only clubs who are licenced are permitted to participate in the 2016-2017 NSL season.

Koima said club licensing was an integral part of building a stronger football programme.

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.