Papua New Guinea national under-20 football team

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Papua New Guinea U20
Nickname(s)Kapuls
(Tok Pisin for Cuscus)
AssociationPapua New Guinea Football Association
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachPapua New Guinea Harrison Kamake
CaptainRicky Wadunah
Most capsMauri Wasi (10)
Top scorerMauri Wasi (11)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 9 - 0 PNG 
(Auckland, New Zealand; November 11, 1978)
World Cup
Appearances0
OFC U-20 Championship
Appearances14
Best resultFourth Place (1978, 1982)

The Papua New Guinea national under-20 football team is the national U-20 team of Papua New Guinea and is controlled by the Papua New Guinea Football Association. PMRL Stadium, which has a capacity of 15,000, is used for home games.

History[edit]

The Papua New Guinea national under-20 football team took part in the OFC U-20 Championship tournament 13 times (1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016) and their best results were in 1978 and 1982 when the team achieved fourth place both times.

Competition record[edit]

OFC[edit]

The OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every two years to decide the two qualification spots for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and its representatives at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
French Polynesia 1974 Did Not Enter
New Zealand 1978 Fourth Place 3 0 0 3 0 17
Fiji 1980 Group Stage 2 0 0 2 2 9
Papua New Guinea 1982 Fourth Place 4 0 1 3 2 11
Australia 1985 Sixth Place 5 0 0 5 2 31
New Zealand 1986 Did Not Enter
Fiji 1988 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 6 2
Fiji 1990 Did Not Enter
French Polynesia 1992 Group Stage 4 0 0 4 3 11
Fiji 1994 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 0 6
New Zealand 1997 Did Not Enter
Samoa 1998 Did Not Enter
New Caledonia&Cook Islands 2001 Group Stage 5 1 0 4 5 18
Fiji&Vanuatu 2002 Group Stage 2 0 1 1 2 8
Solomon Islands 2005 Did Not Enter
New Zealand 2007
French Polynesia 2008
New Zealand 2011 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 7 6
Fiji 2013 5th Place 4 0 0 4 4 22
Fiji 2014 5th Place 5 1 1 3 6 13
Tonga&Vanuatu 2016 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 8
Cook Islands&French Polynesia 2018 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 4 10
Total 14/22 49 5 6 38 46 172

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981
Mexico 1983
Soviet Union 1985
Chile 1987
Saudi Arabia 1989
Portugal 1991
Australia 1993
Qatar 1995
Malaysia 1997
Nigeria 1999
Argentina 2001
United Arab Emirates 2003
Netherlands 2005
Canada 2007
Egypt 2009
Colombia 2011
Turkey 2013
New Zealand 2015
South Korea 2017
Poland 2019
Total 0/22 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fixtures and results[edit]


2014 OFC U-20 Championship[edit]

Papua New Guinea's starting line-up against the Solomon Islands, OFC U-20 Championship 2014

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for the 2018 OFC U-19 Championship from 5 to 18 August 2018. Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the Senior team.

Caps and goals as of 12 August 2018 after the game against New Zealand.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Baxter Morris (1999-12-24) 24 December 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
20 1GK Graham Berigami (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 19) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG

2 2DF Laventine Munuo (1999-04-05) 5 April 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Southern Strikers
3 2DF Kimson Kapai (2000-08-18) 18 August 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
4 2DF Sylvester Luke (2000-12-12) 12 December 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
5 2DF Freeman Giwi (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Tusbab Stallons
15 2DF Dinniget Luaine (2000-05-16) 16 May 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
17 2DF Dopson Noi (2000-11-07) 7 November 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG

6 3MF Ricky Wadunah (2000-12-20) 20 December 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
7 3MF Emmanuel Simongi (2000-09-25) 25 September 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Toti City
8 3MF Stahl Gubag (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 19) 6 0 Papua New Guinea Tusbab Stallons
9 3MF Barthy Kerobin (2000-09-13) 13 September 2000 (age 18) 3 1 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
10 3MF Oberth Simon (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 18) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
11 3MF Yagi Yasasa (2000-08-17) 17 August 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
19 3MF Abraham Allen (2000-12-25) 25 December 2000 (age 18) 3 2 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG

13 4FW Cameron Nuabi (2000-08-20) 20 August 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Southern Strikers
16 4FW Jonathan Allen (2000-01-03) 3 January 2000 (age 19) 2 1 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
18 4FW Wolfram Gregory (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG

Squad for the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship from 3 to 17 September 2016. Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the Senior team.

Caps and goals as of 10 September 2016 after the game against Fiji.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jonathan Pole (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United
20 1GK Edward Lakae (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United

2 2DF Kenneth Pilailo (1998-05-09) 9 May 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Morobe Wawens
3 2DF Darius James (1997-09-06) 6 September 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United
4 2DF Edward Joshua (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United
5 2DF Gabby Yanum (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 22) 3 1 Papua New Guinea Besta United
16 2DF Punchimil Kepiniu (1997-06-02) 2 June 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United
18 2DF Felix Komolong (captain) (1997-03-06) 6 March 1997 (age 22) 7 0 New Zealand Canterbury United

6 3MF Peter Dabinyaba Jr. (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 (age 22) 8 1 Papua New Guinea Lae City Dwellers
7 3MF Moses Tupa (1998-12-21) 21 December 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United
8 3MF Gregory Togubai (1998-03-22) 22 March 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United
9 3MF Stahl Gubag (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 19) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Madang Fox
11 3MF Giwi Simon (1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Morobe Wawens
12 3MF George Korei (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Lae City Dwellers
13 3MF Alu Awi (1999-11-20) 20 November 1999 (age 19) 3 1 Papua New Guinea Morobe Wawens
14 3MF Jaggen Nalu (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United

10 4FW Jonah Iha (1998-10-31) 31 October 1998 (age 20) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United
15 4FW Oswald Bade (1998-12-16) 16 December 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United
17 4FW Winston Somasi (1997-03-10) 10 March 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United

2014 OFC U-20 Championship[edit]

The squad for the 2014 OFC U-20 Championship is shown below.

Caps and goals as of 1 June 2014.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Koniel Vagi (1996-10-26) 26 October 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Gigira Laitepo Morobe United
20 1GK Jimmy Gibson (1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 23) 4 0 Papua New Guinea Lae City Dwellers

2 2DF Abel Redenut (1995-04-27) 27 April 1995 (age 23) 3 0 Papua New Guinea FC Port Moresby
3 2DF Jonel Kambual (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Nabasa
4 2DF Ayrton Yagas (1996-03-07) 7 March 1996 (age 23) 6 1 Papua New Guinea FC Port Moresby
7 2DF Isaac Lalo (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 24) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Lae City Dwellers
8 2DF Joshua Talau (1996-04-19) 19 April 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG

6 3MF Felix Komolong (c) (1997-03-06) 6 March 1997 (age 22) 4 0 Papua New Guinea Madang Fox
9 3MF Papalau Awele (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 24) 8 2 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
10 3MF Steven Inia (1996-04-03) 3 April 1996 (age 23) 5 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
11 3MF Peter Dabinyaba Jr. (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 (age 22) 4 0 Papua New Guinea Lae City Dwellers
12 3MF Nigel Malagian (1996-02-05) 5 February 1996 (age 23) 5 0 Papua New Guinea Madang Fox
14 3MF Freddy Tupani (1998-08-13) 13 August 1998 (age 20) 3 0 Papua New Guinea PNGFA Elite Academy
18 3MF Danny Kevin (1995-12-21) 21 December 1995 (age 23) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Markham

5 4FW Rodger Saking (1995-08-27) 27 August 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
13 4FW Maya Bob (1996-12-23) 23 December 1996 (age 22) 2 1 Papua New Guinea Panamex
15 4FW Nicky Benjamin (1996-12-21) 21 December 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
16 4FW Randol Bongi (1997-08-30) 30 August 1997 (age 21) 4 0 Papua New Guinea Wau
17 4FW Ferdahlas Namuesh (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 22) 4 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
19 4FW Frederick Simongi (1995-10-18) 18 October 1995 (age 23) 5 2 Papua New Guinea Bugandi

2013 OFC U-20 Championship[edit]

The squad for the 2013 OFC U-20 Championship is shown below.

Caps and goals as of 10 March 2013.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Charles Lepani (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Papua New Guinea FC Port Moresby
20 1GK Ishmael Pole (1993-01-25) January 25, 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United

6 2DF Emmanuel Airem (1994-11-22) 22 November 1994 (age 24) 3 1 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
2 2DF John Ray (1997-01-21) 21 January 1997 (age 22) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Eastern Stars FC
4 2DF Ayrton Yagas (1996-03-07) March 7, 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
5 2DF Otto Kusunani (1993-07-29) 29 July 1993 (age 25) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
15 2DF Philip Steven (1995-01-19) 19 January 1995 (age 24) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
11 2DF Sana Yatu (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Papua New Guinea PSSA

10 3MF Charkstan Aopi (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Oro FC
19 3MF Pettyshen Elijah (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 25) 2 0 Papua New Guinea Rapatona
17 3MF Jacob Sabua (1994-08-25) August 25, 1994 (age 24) 5 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
5 3MF Daniel Taylor (1994-10-05) October 5, 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
7 3MF Raynard Yohang (1993-02-04) 4 February 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
16 3MF Papalau Awele (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 24) 3 1 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
18 3MF Francis Patrick (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
8 3MF Darren Steven (1994-06-04) 4 June 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
12 3MF Philadelphia Vela (1993-04-06) 6 April 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United

9 4FW Patrick Aisa (1994-07-06) July 6, 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Papua New Guinea Eastern Stars FC
11 4FW Tommy Semmy (1994-09-30) September 30, 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Papua New Guinea Besta United PNG
14 4FW Alwin Komolong (1994-11-02) 2 November 1994 (age 24) 5 2 Papua New Guinea Madang Fox

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