It was announced today by Nouvelle-Calédonie 1. that the current OFC Champions League title holders Hienghène Sport added a new player to their squad in order to compete at FIFA Clubs World Cup to be played in December.
The former Malampa Revivors player is the Japanese Kohei Matsumoto, that recently signed for Hamilton Wanderers in ISPS Handa Premiership – the New Zealand football top tier – playing three matches this season.
The midfielder played against Hienghène Sport in the 2019 OFC Champions League when both sides met at Stade Yoshida in Koné for the group stage of the competition. Matsumoto defended the Ni-Vanuatu side Malampa Revivors in the competition where his team was eliminated in the first stage.
The 30-year old player has big experienced of playing in important leagues as in its home nation, as well with a short stint at Brisbane Roar in the Hyundai A-League, the Australian football top-tier. He also played for several years in the ISPS Handa Premiership defending teams as Hawke’s Bay United and Auckland City.
Hienghène now has three imports in his squad heading to Qatar to represent OFC at FIFA Clubs World Cup – in august the New Caledonian champions signed a Brazilian and a Portuguese player that were both playing at regional divisions in Brazilian football – Pedro Sousa and Marcos Camargo, as the report says.