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!”

37-years of Raïmana Li Fung Kuee: a legend of Tahitian football

🇫🇷Français In the last week Raïmana Li Fung Kuee scored the decisive penalty kick goal to give AS Dragon the Coupe Élite title over Tamari Punaruu. This week – exactly on April 10th – Li Fung Kuee turned 37-years-old, one more year to be celebrated for the Tahitian multi-sports star. Li Fung Kuee is aContinue reading “37-years of Raïmana Li Fung Kuee: a legend of Tahitian football”

Weekend Preview: Hekari and Lae to Clash with Full-Strength Squads

One of the key matches to decide the location of the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League Minor Premiership will take place this weekend in Port Moresby, with eight-time champions Hekari United playing host to five-time reigning champions Lae City. With the news that Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba are free to play for HekariContinue reading “Weekend Preview: Hekari and Lae to Clash with Full-Strength Squads”

Henderson Eels add Kurukuru star to its squad

The current Telekom S-League runners-up Henderson Eels announced its squad for the 2020 edition of the national league in Solomon Islands and for OFC Champions League knock-out stage – you can see the full squad by clicking here. One of the most interesting additions to the squad announed by head coach Eddie Marahare was theContinue reading “Henderson Eels add Kurukuru star to its squad”

Malampa Revivors’ stars prepare for OFC Champions League in Port Vila

Malampa Reviovors made history recently in Luganville where they hosted the Group B of the 2020 OFC Champions League; the current Ni-Vanuatu national champions qualified for the first time ever for the knock-out stage of the regional tournament as they topped the group beating Lae City from Papua New Guinea and having draws in theContinue reading “Malampa Revivors’ stars prepare for OFC Champions League in Port Vila”

Hekari United: 10 years of a great memory

Ten years ago, one of the most important moments in oceanic football took place when Papua New Guinea was brought to the top of Oceania by Hekari United. The Port Moresby-based side became the first non-Australian or New Zealander side ever to win the OFC Champions League trophy. Led by Jerry Allen, the team countedContinue reading “Hekari United: 10 years of a great memory”

The wait continues: OFC tournaments postponed due COVID-19 pandemics

While some important football tournaments in Europe are not so far to restart, the Oceania Football Confederation recently stated some of the major competitions are still on hold. After the shocking announcing of cancellation of the OFC Nations Cup, the governing body decided the fate of the men’s OFC U-19 Championship, the OFC Champions LeagueContinue reading “The wait continues: OFC tournaments postponed due COVID-19 pandemics”

The best ever OFC Champions League for Samoan football

The 2020 edition of the OFC Champions League is very special for Samoan football: their national champion, Lupe o le Soaga, recorded the very first win of a Samoan club at OFC Champions League – Group Stage, after a schocking over the Fijian side Ba by 4-3 in the Group D of the tournament. DespiteContinue reading “The best ever OFC Champions League for Samoan football”

Reliance on ageing stars and foreign gamble main culprits of Lae’s OFC elimination

Just like domestic rivals Hekari United, Lae City blew a huge chance to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2020 OFC Champions League in Vanuatu in February, after a win, a draw and a defeat were not enough to see the side progress from Group B. The side, coached by Peter Gunemba, were unable toContinue reading “Reliance on ageing stars and foreign gamble main culprits of Lae’s OFC elimination”

Group Stage ‘Best XI’ – OFC Champions League 2020

🇫🇷 Français 🇫🇷 Oceania Football Center analysed all matches of OFC Champions League’ group stage that ended in the last weekend and we are here to highlight the best players of the tournament so far. Through our staff analysis, we voted the best starting eleven position-by-position according to team and individual performances in the groupContinue reading “Group Stage ‘Best XI’ – OFC Champions League 2020”