Papua New Guinea Football Association

PNGFA to release COVID-19 relief funding

Papua New Guinea Football Association President, John Kapi Natto, said each member association shall receive a sum of K20,000 to assist within the areas of administration and competition as per the FIFA guidance and compliance protocol.

He said, the aim is to improve the way they develop and support football across member associations so that football can reach its full potential in every single member association, to assist during the COVID-19 period.

NSL kicks off this weekend

The Papua New Guinea Football Association and National Soccer League have announced their kick-offs for the Premier League Competition commencing this Saturday. 

A press conference was held yesterday where PNGFA announced the beginning of the old format.

PNGFA President, John Kapi-Natto, said since 2018 and 2019, the Conference League was endorsed and replayed in the country however, the format was thrown out due to issues surrounding it.

PNGFA mourns death of goal keeper

PNGFA President John Kapi Natto described the anguish felt at the loss of one so young, one who had his life set out before him.

“We have lost an upcoming player and a true son of Papua New Guinea. One who had football in his heart. Football was his life.

“This is a tragic event – a young man playing for the Laiwaden FC, dreaming of football glory, to be cut down in the richness of youth leaves us all with sore hearts, tears and prayers for Mikes’ family, friends, team-mates, coaches and Laiwaden FC officials.

New era in PNG's football scene

At the beginning of the proceeding, it was confirmed to the congress that all 18 PNGFA member associations were entitled to vote following an MOU signed between John Wesley Gonjuan, John Kapi Natto and FIFA.

Kapi Natto picked up 10 votes to defeat his closest rival John Wesley Gonjuan with 8 votes.

Kapi Natto brings with him a wealth of experience in corporate leadership and sports administration, given that his leadership will be the key to success in soccer going forward.

10 teams for Besta Cup finals

According to the PNG Football Association, six men’s and four women’s teams representing the four regions will clash for the Cup.

PNGFA presents 24 soccer balls to Wewak

The balls were handed to the Wewak Soccer Association by General Secretary of the PNGFA, Dimirit Mileng as part of the PNGFA’s plans to assist member associations in taking football to new heights.

The balls were donated by the Spanish Professional Football Foundation- LaLiga to the PNGFA with the overall aim to promote the sport and its values as a tool of social inclusion which can support children, women and vulnerable groups of people in different contexts.

PNG land Iran friendly

The Papua New Guinea FA has recently confirmed friendlies against Iran and Malaysia.

The Kapuls, who sit out the start of Stage 3 as Tahiti and Solomon Islands get Group B underway in their absence, are not cooling their heels with the match against 27th ranked Iran.

Both friendlies will be played in Shah Alam, Malaysia, with the OFC Nations Cup finalists facing Iran on November 11 and Malaysia on November 14.

Lae will have world-class football stadium, reveals association

This will come to pass with the backing of its provincial government and counterpart funding from several interested overseas business houses.

Lae Football Association (LFA) in Morobe is by far Papua New Guinea Football Association’s biggest group in the country, with 39 participating clubs and over 300 players.

A world class double stadium would be an added bonus to its members and the development of the code in this soccer-loving province.

The association is one of the few that is running a full competition, apart from Port Moresby and other centres.