Hekari United

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Hekari United FC
Hekari United.svg
Full name Hekari United Football Club
Founded 2003
Ground Lloyd Robson Oval
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman John Kapi Natto
Manager Jerry Allen
League Papua New Guinea National Soccer League
2015-16 1st

Hekari United is a semi-professional association football club, based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

They were winners of the 2006 (when named PRK Souths United)[1] and the 2007/2008 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League.[2]

In 2010 Hekari United became the first club to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010 to be hosted in Abu Dhabi from 8–18 December.

The qualification of Hekari United is historic and represents the first time Papua New Guinea and for that matter any South Pacific Island club not from Australia and New Zealand has been involved in a FIFA club football tournament at any level.

On December 29, 2016 the president of the club, John Kapi Natto, announced that Hekari United had resigned from the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League and the OFC Champions League. The reason is not interely clear but it is probably because PNG FA presdident David Chung was elected again. Hekari United is not the only club that had resigned. Also clubs like: Erama Gulf, Rapatona, Admiralty Palaiau, Gigira Laitepo United, Welgris Morobe United and the Lae City Dwellers.


2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013, 2014, 2015-16.

Current squad[edit]

Squad for 2016 OFC Champions League:[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Papua New Guinea GK Leslie Kalai
2 Papua New Guinea DF Daniel Joe
3 Papua New Guinea DF Otto Kusunan
5 Fiji DF Remueru Tekiate
6 Fiji DF Pita Bolatoga
7 Vanuatu MF John Alick
8 Papua New Guinea MF Papalau Awele
9 Papua New Guinea FW Karo Ila
10 Solomon Islands FW Tutizama Tanito
11 Fiji FW Elkington Molivakarua
12 Papua New Guinea MF David Muta (Captain)
13 Papua New Guinea FW Tommy Semmy
No. Position Player
14 Papua New Guinea MF Emmanuel Simon
16 Papua New Guinea DF Jeremy Yasasa
17 Papua New Guinea MF Wira Wama
19 Papua New Guinea DF Koriak Upaiga
20 Papua New Guinea GK Ishmael Pole
21 Vanuatu MF Barry Mansale
23 Solomon Islands MF Joses Nawo
24 Solomon Islands MF Matthias Iani
25 Papua New Guinea DF Felix Komolong
26 Papua New Guinea DF Sam Campbell
27 Solomon Islands FW Gagame Feni


Position Name
Coach Solomon Islands Jerry Allen
Assistant Solomon Islands Jerry Sam
GK coach Papua New Guinea Paul Isorua
Manager Solomon Islands Vonnie Eteaki
Media Officer Papua New Guinea David Kaseng
PR Officer Papua New Guinea Stanley Khanna
Media Manager Papua New Guinea David Kaseng

Performance in OFC competitions[edit]

Old club logo
Best: Champions in 2009–10
2008–09: 2nd in Group B
2009–10: Champions
2010–11: 4th in Group A
2011–12: 2nd in Group B
2012–13: 3rd in Group A
2013–14: 4th in Group C

List Of Coaches[edit]

  • Jerry Allen


  1. ^ Papua New Guinea 2006 – RSSSF
  2. ^ Papua New Guinea 2007 – RSSSF
  3. ^ Hekari United Official Team List from oceaniafootbal.com