PNG Football Association

National Youth Soccer invitation

PNGFA General Secretary and CEO, Gordon Manub said the EOI is open to all PNGFA associate members and full members. 

The inaugural NYSL season last year was a great success with Northern Teens declared as the first champion of the youth competition.

Utilising football for change

Governor Ramsy Pariwa, raised this during the PNGFA Congress held in Madang recently. 

Pariwa, who is a keen soccer follower said the Madang people are passionate football lovers and the discipline instilled through the sport can change mindsets.
“PNGFA and Madang Provincial Government must seek a workable solution to work in partnership in resolving social issues, breakdown in law and order, gender-based violence plus many more,” said Pariwa.

He believes that PNGFA can also work in partnership in service delivery through Integral Human Development. 

Kapi Natto apologises

John Kapi Natto said what happened on Saturday was unfortunate and uncalled for.

Kapi Natto said condemned the actions of intoxicated and aggressive spectators invading the field of play after fulltime on Saturday, branding them hooligans for running onto the pitch. The President said such un-sportsmanship behavior was uncalled for as it brings the game into disrepute.

Today the President expressed great remorse through the media, and conveyed his sincere apologies to all stakeholders and the football family on behalf of the PNGFA and the National Soccer League Executive.

Hekari to meet Lae in GF

Unfortunately, after full time the spotlight was on supporters of both teams invading the field and confronting each other until police intervened.

The much anticipated semi-final clash of the two Moresby based franchises attracted a good size crowd to the home of PNG soccer, the PNG Football stadium.

OFC Women In Final Group Matches

In Group A match on Saturday, 16th July, the match between Vanuatu and Cook Islands ended in a 1-1 draw at the HFC Stadium in Suva, Fiji.

The Cook Islands will now take on Samoa in the group’s final game tomorrow, July 19 while Tonga will be waiting on results from elsewhere to discover if they will advance to the quarterfinals.

For Group B results, tournament favourites, PNG edged Tahiti 2-1 yesterday to top their Group and advance into the semifinal.

Women In Highlands Create History in NSL

Teams come from Simbu, Eastern Highlands, Southern Highlands and Enga, have joined two Western Highlands teams; Mt Hagen FC and Hagen Kuri FC to be part of the new competition.

Highlands has now joined Southern Conference, Northern Conference and NGI Conference.

PNGFA Vice President and Mendi Soccer Association president Francis Ank commended President John Kapi Natto and his General Secretary Pius Letenge for driving and reaching all four conferences in the country.

"The women taking part are now part of football history in the Highlands region," Ank said.

NSL Franchises Urged To Register

The Women World Cup 2023 would be the pinnacle of women’s competition this year as women players strive for excellence to grab any available spot on-offer.

PNGFA Competition Director, Roosjie Suwae said many teams have indicated to take part but they are very slow in submitting their required Expression of Interest documentation to take part in the 2022 football season.

So far, only four teams have submitted their interest, two from Southern Conference and two from Northern Conference have forwarded their EOI, while nothing from Highlands and New Guinea Island.

PNGFA Seeks Approval

PNG Football Association Competition Director, Roosje Suwae said PNGFA is looking to start the Women National Soccer League in March this year but it is subject to approval by the Controller.

Suwae said for any PNGFA sanctioned competition, PNGFA is requesting or calling on all players and officials to be vaccinated before they can participate in the competition.

Female Referees To Undergo Training

PNGFA Head of Refereeing and FIFA/OFC Instructor, Jimmy Warai confirmed that the course will be conducted in Western Highlands capital for all selected women referees to attend.

He said the course is part of the FIFA/OFC ongoing Refereeing Assistance Program and Education for its Member Association for women match officials. 

Last time the FIFA/OFC/PNGFA conducted the similar course was in 2014. However, for this course we will have PNGFA’s OFC List for 2022, the National Badge Listing and the Regional Badge Listing for those who pass their FIFA Fitness Test.

PNGFA Hosts Training Camp

The team started its training program this morning (December 10, 2021) at the PNG Football stadium at Waigani with endurance (speed & agility) exercise sessions to get the players prepared for the next stages of the program.

An on-camp site physio-therapy and medical clinic has being set up to cater for the players needs on a daily basis.

The training camp will end on December 22, 2021, before the team members are released to spend the festive season with their families.