Hekari United and Lae City are qualified for 2021 OFC Champions League. The biggest teams from Papua New Guinea booked their spot in the continental tournament after finishing 2019-20 PNG National Soccer League’s regular season in the top two positions.
Despite the qualification, both teams still have a lot to do in the season as the National Soccer League play-offs start today at PNG Football Stadium in Port Moresby – the capital of Papua New Guinea. Hekari United will face Vitiaz United as Lae City are going to clash against Gulf Komara.
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Both teams did not have a great performance in OFC Champions League this year as they were knocked-out in the group stage. However they are going to have another opportunity to fight for the continental title as they joined Hienghène Sport, AS Magenta, Auckland City, Team Wellington, AS Pirae, AS Vénus and Pago Youth in the list of qualified teams for the next Champions League.
Hekari United is the only team from Papua New Guinea to ever lift OFC Champions League trophy. They were crowned continental champions in 2010 after beating Waitakere United from New Zealand in the final. You can check more information about the next OFC Champions League edition by clicking here.