Solomon Islands, Samoa biggest movers in ranking release

Their journey to the semi-finals of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022 has seen Samoa and Solomon Islands experience the biggest movement in the latest FIFA Women’s World ranking release this week. A massive ten spot leap has seen Samoa crack the top 100, while Solomon Islands were some of the biggest global movers as […]

Ninth time’s a charm for Papua New Guinea

After chasing the same dream over the past eight editions of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup, Papua New Guinea has finally earned the title of the first-ever Pacific Island nation to win the competition. The honour followed months of hard work from the players, coaches and management alike to ensure the everything was perfectly aligned […]

Women’s teams garner support from the top

When Fiji and Papua New Guinea meet in the final of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup this evening, they do so with the full backing of their nation’s leaders. Fiji Prime Minister Voreque Bainiamarama has already made one surprise appearance at HFC Bank Stadium to watch the Fiji Kulas in their quarter-final victory over Cook […]

History beckons for Fiji and Papua New Guinea

No matter what the result of this evening’s final at HFC Bank Stadium between Fiji and Papua New Guinea is, OFC Women’s Nations Cup history will be made. With the six-times winners New Zealand absent due to their direct entry to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 as co-hosts with Australia, the teams taking part […]

Watpore relishes return to spotlight

Fidelma Watpore made her debut for the Papua New Guinea women’s national team at the 2010 OFC Women’s Nations Cup against Tonga. On Sunday she donned the gloves after a seven-year absence to once again dash Tonga’s hopes of progressing to their first FIFA Women’s World Cup, with two crucial saves in the penalty shootout […]

Oceania to test talent in bid for FWWC spot

Nine teams from across Oceania will put themselves to the ultimate test when the 12th edition of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup gets underway in Suva, Fiji this week. With New Zealand having automatically qualified as co-hosts of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, the opportunity for a second Oceania nation […]

Demaine reflects on Singapore success

When Papua New Guinea took to the field against the Seychelles in Singapore on the 8th of April it had been almost 1000 days since they’d last played an international opponent. Well, 993 days to be exact. That last game coming in the final of the 2019 Pacific Games in Suva, against a Samoa side […]

PNG take out tri-nations series after narrow win over hosts

Papua New Guinea have triumphed in the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Tri-Nations Series following a 1-0 victory over their hosts. Ranked 49th in the world and fresh off a 9-0 victory over the Seychelles three days earlier, Nicola Demaine’s side were clear favourites sitting 89 positions above their opponents Singapore in the rankings ahead […]

Mixed results in opening internationals

Papua New Guinea put in a strong shift to beat Seychelles 9-0 in the first of two tri-series matches, while Fiji were given a rough introduction to the international scene going down 7-2 to the Philippines. Fiji played their first international under new head coach Lisa Cole on Thursday evening at the Western Sydney Wanderers […]

PNG name squad for international tri-series

Papua New Guinea women’s national team coach Nicola Demaine has named a strong squad to participate in next week’s Tri-Nations Series 2022 in Singapore. Hosted by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) the series will see Papua New Guinea play both hosts, Singapore, and fellow invitees Seychelles between the 4-11 April. These matches will see […]