Hienghène beats Ne Drehu and will represent New Caledonia at OFC Champions League final round

🇫🇷Français Hienghène and SC Ne Drehu kicked off the OFC Champions League 2022 at Stade Yoshida last Saturday – 4th June – for the first OFC Champions League national qualifier. The winner of the two-legged clash is going to represent New Caledonia in the final round of the 2022 OFC Champions League. The first scoringContinue reading “Hienghène beats Ne Drehu and will represent New Caledonia at OFC Champions League final round”

Hienghène and Ne Drehu kicks-off the 2022 OFC Champions League

🇫🇷Français Today – 4th June – the start of the 2022 OFC Champions League will be set. The most important competition in the South Pacific returns after two seasons of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020 edition the tournament was cancelled just after the completion of the group stage. As explained earlierContinue reading “Hienghène and Ne Drehu kicks-off the 2022 OFC Champions League”

David Browne scores for the first time this season as HJK beats FC Haka

Last Sunday – May 22nd – HJK and FC Haka took to the field in the eighth round of the Veikkausliiga – the Finnish national football league. The match was special due the presence of three players from Oceania: HJK’s Papua New Guinea striker David Browne and New Zealand’s Oliver Whyte and Logan Rogerson. InContinue reading “David Browne scores for the first time this season as HJK beats FC Haka”

OFC Champions League is Back!

After three years of inactivity, the largest club competition in the South Pacific is back. The OFC Champions League will begin in June with a new format with fewer matches and less travel because of flight restrictions imposed after the Covid-19 pandemic. The champions and runners-up of the major national leagues – except New ZealandContinue reading “OFC Champions League is Back!”

OFC Women’s Nations Cup groups decided

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup is Oceania’s most important tournament for women. Today – May 10th – the draw was made to determine the groups for the 2022 tournament that will give a chance for an Oceania team other than New Zealand to contest the intercontinental playoff for the first time. There will be 3Continue reading “OFC Women’s Nations Cup groups decided”

Tonga women’s national team loses again to Philippines in friendly match in Australia

The Tonga women’s national team is on a training camp tour in Australia in preparation for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup. During this period two friendly matches against the Philippines Women’s National Team took place. The first match was played on April 22nd with a painful 16-0 loss – the second match took place onContinue reading “Tonga women’s national team loses again to Philippines in friendly match in Australia”

OFC Women’s Nations Cup to be held in Fiji in July

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup is the most important tournament in the South Pacific for women- the tournament also serves as a qualifier for the World Cup. The 2022 edition has a different situation: New Zealand, which dominates the competition historicaly, will not participate in the tournament because it is one of the hosts ofContinue reading “OFC Women’s Nations Cup to be held in Fiji in July”

Ryan Thomas out of Intercontinental Playoff against Costa Rica

Ryan Thomas is one of the most talented players New Zealand has produced in the last decade, since 2018 he plays for Dutch giants PSV after a successful stint at PEC Zwolle. Even with a successful career in Dutch football the 27-year-old midfielder has suffered from major injuries that have prevented him from achieving goodContinue reading “Ryan Thomas out of Intercontinental Playoff against Costa Rica”

All Whites face Peru before World Cup’s Qualifiers battle

New Zealand confirmed their favoritism and went through the OFC Qualifiers winning all their matches. Now the challenge is the intercontinental playoff against Costa Rica in Qatar for a place in the World Cup. To prepare for the decisive duel against Costa Rica – which takes place on June 14th – the All Whites willContinue reading “All Whites face Peru before World Cup’s Qualifiers battle”

Georges Gope-Fenepej scores, Concarneau wins the Brittany Derby and keeps dreaming of promotion to Ligue 2

🇫🇷Français Concarneau and Stade Briochin took to the field for the thirty-first round of the Championnat National – the third tier of French football. For Concarneau, the three points were crucial to keep their dream of a place in Ligue 2 alive. Georges Gope-Fenepej has been playing an important role in Concarneau’s journey in theContinue reading “Georges Gope-Fenepej scores, Concarneau wins the Brittany Derby and keeps dreaming of promotion to Ligue 2”