​ PNG U20 men’s team to play Vanuatu

This will be their chance to get their campaign back on track after going down to New Caledonia 4-1 on Saturday.

Coach Peter Gunemba is taking confidence from their first half effort against their game with New Caledonia on the weekend as he calls for greater concentration from his players to convert a winning position into three points if they get the opportunity.

“Perhaps in the first half of the game with New Caledonia the players were too confident and thought the game was won after scoring the first goal to lead 1-0 at break,” Gunemba said.

PNG U20 Kapuls leads New Caledonia at break

Papua New Guinea set off in the opening minute of the game as they ran downfield from the sideline with Peter Dabinyaba set free to cut in from the right but can't walk through easily from the first attempt as New Caledonia’s Mickael Ulile clears the attack.

In the 28 minute a succession of New Caledonia corner results in a great chance to Pothin Poma but saved brilliantly by PNG’s goal keeper Edward Lakae.


PNG U20 go down in third trial match in USA

This was on Tuesday at Emmitt Field in USA.

Papua New Guinea started slow in the first half with four shot attempts while the opponents got on the board just two minutes into the contest.

The Bison scored again in the 18th minute then added another goal in the 36th minute.

Two minutes later, Maddie Mulford found the back of the net to add to the Bucknell’s lead, 4-0 at half time.

The Papua New Guineans did not give up as they returned strong in the second half, outshooting Bucknell 10-8 but unfortunately, could not find the back of the net.

PNG U20 women get K2 million boost for FIFA World Cup

This funding will assist the team in its preparations towards the FIFA U20 World Cup  which is being held from Nov 13 to Dec 3 2016 in Port Moresby.

The funds will be paid in installments following a dummy cheque presented today by NGCB acting chief executive officer Imelda Agon to PNG Football Association president David Chung.

Agon was pleased to announce the funding as part of the government’s contribution to prepare the team for the World Cup as they’re mindful of the 15 countries coming to participate.