Solomon Warriors challenge AS Magenta for Group C top-spot

The current runners-up of OFC Champions League AS Magenta from New Caledonia will have a tough test when they take on the Solomon Islands champions Solomon Warriors at Stade Numa Daly. The Solomon Islanders need a win to secure the top-spot in the OFC Champions League – Group C to grant a home quarterfinal match in the knock-out stage.

A draw or a win for AS Magenta will secure them the a home quarterfinal in Nouméa, but they will have a strong side upfront to stop if they want to guarantee the 1st place in the pool. The players of Alain Moizan will hope the top-striker Kevin Nemia will be in good form once again as the player scored twice in their 3-2 win over AS Tiare Tahiti in their previous match in the regional tournament.

The likes of Fonzy Ranchain and Didier Simane will also expect to guide their side upfront, linking the front players with quality. The defensive phae of the team of Moizan will hope Damien Wanapopo and Jean-Brice Wadriako have also a strong match to avoid the two silly goals AS Magenta suffered against AS Tiare Tahiti.

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AS Magenta will expect another win – OFC Media

Magenta will need to surpass the defensive system led by Solomon Warriors captain and Solomon Islands international Haddis Aengari. The protection of defense will be in charge of the MVP of the last edition of Telekom S-League John Alick – the Vanuatu international will hope to be important in defense and also a good player to start the offensive plays of Warriors.

Gibson Daudau and Dennis Ifunaoa will be the main danger of Solomon Warriors upfront. The former Hekari United players will expect to combine well upfront in order to cause trouble for the defensive players of the New Caledonian side.

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John Alick can be key for Solomon Warriors – OFC Media

Both sides will be expecting the best outcome for them from this clash: a home quarterfinal-match will be a crucial advatange to proceed to the top-four of the most important club football tournament of Oceania. The match will be very important for New Caledonians and Solomon Islanders and the win is the goal of the two teams.


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