Lae City FC

New colours for Gunemba, Dabinyaba

Gunemba and Dabinyaba joined Hekari United during the third transfer window after they were terminated from the defending champion Lae City FC.

Acting NSL Manager, Dimirit Mileng, said both players could not be fielded last Saturday when the competition resumed as the technical issues concerning their transfer from their former club were being addressed by the technical committee of Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League.

Lae FC show solidarity following coach Gunemba’s termination

The unpredictable happened when Lae City FC franchise owner, Ian Chow, announced cutting loose the services of founding coach, Peter Gunemba, yesterday.

Standing by his word to set high discipline standards within the franchise, Chow was aware that players loyal to the former coach may walk off with him.

Batick hat-trick puts Malampa top of Group B

The pressure was on Malampa as they needed a win to advance in the second match of the day after the Henderson Eels had come from behind to edge Lautoka 3-2 in the earlier fixture during a thrilling final day of group play.

Henderson Eels 3-2 Lautoka FC 

The Henderson Eels were about nine minutes away from elimination before late goals to Raphael Le’ai and Joses Nawo helped them beat Fiji’s Lautoka 3-2.

Lae City FC thrash Lautoka FC

Nigel Dabinyaba and skipper Raymond Gunemba led the pack, with five goals in the first half.

Emmanuel Simon and Orbert Bika contributed impressively to the massive score-line.

Despite a yellow card against Simon, he was happy to have put two goals to his name.

Meantime, Hekari United will count on the experience and  cool heads of their leadership group when they face defending champions Hienghene Sport in a must win match for both sides this Wednesday, at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

Lae City FC off to good start

Lae City FC started off on a strong note as they dominate possession of the ball in their first group B challenge at the Luganville Soccer City Stadium.

Less than three minutes into the game and an impressive cross by captain Raymond Gunemba saw Emmanuel Simon drive a through ball into the Henderson Eels’ net.

Lae FC prepares for first OFC match

Lae FC head coach Peter Gunemba said the team has gelled into the environment since arriving.

“The team spirit and discipline is high here (Santo),” Gunemba said.

“This is a new team, new look and new style of football and cannot be compared to our recent performance at the national soccer league back home in PNG.

“The OFC is all about winning and we have had the experience and know that. There is so much at stake unlike the NSL where there is room to improve along the way. And that has been the approach for us getting to the OFC.”

Soccer club accuses PNGFA for delay

But the PNGFA blames Lae FC for failing to submit much needed background information to obtain the duo’s International Transfer Certificate that would have seen them taking part in the NSL as of last weekend following their arrival in the country.

According to Lae FC, for almost a month PNGFA sat on their submission requesting the ITC for the two Ecuadorian imports to play in the NSL ahead of their primary recruitment to beef up Lae FC’s OFC championship campaign next month in Vanuatu.