After the end of the regular phase of OFC Futsal Champions League where all teams face each other once, the two best ranked teams will play a decisive match in Auckland, New Zealand to seal which side will have the honours to win the first ever edition of the OFC Futsal Champions League.
Kooline from Solomon Islands counted with a phenomenal Anthony Talo that even playing as a goalkeeper, scored twice for the team in the competition and was the responsible for the equalizer against the same team they will face in the final – AS PTT Noumea – to seal their spot in the decisive clash.
Winning three wins against AS Pirae, Suva, AFF Futsal and drawing against AS PTT Noumea – match against D’York Street from Vanuatu is still to be played, Kooline comes without any defeats to the grand final. The same happens to the New Caledonian side of AS PTT that, but they draw twice against AFF Futsal and Kooline.
Kooline has some known names of the futsal fans across Oceania, especially the Kurukuru members Coleman Makau, Ellis Mana and Alvin Hou. AS PTT also have members in their squad that represented recently New Caledonia in the OFC Futsal Nations Cup – Cédrick Humuni, James Namuli and Christ Pei.
AS PTT Noumea shown their strength against Kooline and the hosts AFF Futsal. Normally, for the competition, it would be expected a final match against the Solomon Islanders and New Zealanders, but the New Caledonians shown what they are capable of and stopped to a draw both sides. The captain Marcel Hnepeune is being key for the side, alongside James Namuli, Cédrick Humuni and Christophe Kausuo.
The grand final match will take place at Barfoot & Thompson Stadium in Auckland this Sunday (08/12).