Galaxy is set to take part in their first ever OFC Champions League this year, travelling to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to face the best of the region. The Ni-Vanuatu side has some very important players, as the Solomon Islander international Gagame Feni, the English striker Terence Carter and the midfielder from Brazil Roberson Felipe, but not only internationals make Galaxy strong, they have various players already experienced in Vanuatu national team, as Seiloni Iaruel, Selwyn Vatu and Kensi Tangis. One of the local stars of Galaxy will not be featuring in their first ever OFC Champions League match, Bong Kalo was red carded in 2019 edition of the tournament when player of Lautoka.
But it will not be an easy challenge for the newcomers; they will be playing against the current champions of the tournament, Hienghène Sport from New Caledonia – a baptism of fire for the new club from Vanuatu, created only in 2014.
Despite missing some players from the 2019 edition of OFC Champions when they were champions, Hienghène Sport come strong as usual: players as Rocky Nyikeine, Cédric Sansot, Roy Kayara and Bertrand Kaï will be there to represent once again the New Caledonians – all of them big experience at international stage. Hienghène displayed a good fight against a full-professional side in the FIFA Clubs World Cup; they were defeated by 3-1 in the tournament by Al-Sadd from Qatar after extra-time. Al-Sadd that is the current Qatar Stars League champions and also reached the semifinal stage of the last AFC Champions League in Asia.
Both sides will need a positive a start, they are in the group of death of the current OFC Champions League alongside Eastern Suburbs from New Zealand and the locals of Hekari United. Losing in the first match might be crucial, since they will not be having any easy challenges in the remaining matches of the group stage.