OFC championship

OFC competitions calendar rescheduled

 Taking this into consideration, the OFC Executive Committee has agreed to a range of changes to the football calendar, including the cancellation of this year’s OFC Champions League.

 It will mark the second consecutive year that no winner of the Champions League will be crowned after last year’s competition had to be abandoned following the group stages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 A number of options were explored for this year’s tournament but given the border closures throughout the Pacific it became impossible to operate the event.

Vanuatu ABM keen to beat Hekari to qualify for OFC quarterfinal

This was after their 2-2 all draw against Eastern Suburbs in their second round of group A games at Sir John Guise Stadium in Papua New Guinea.

The men in red built momentum and played a well attacking game and Roberson DOS SANTOS scored their second goal in the 21st minute.

Eastern Suburbs knew exactly where to tame Galaxy FC which they did put pressure on and scored the equaliser in the extra 93rd minute through Bueno as the two teams were locked in a 2-2 all draw at full time.

Malampa Revivors settle for another draw against Eels

The Vanuatu-based team had a strong start in the first five minutes as they scored their opening goal in the fifth minute through Edwin Bai.

The visitors regrouped and scored their equaliser in the 42nd minute through Joses Navo.

The score was locked at 1-all for both the teams at halftime.

At the start of the second half, Henderson Eels lifted intensity and enjoyed most possessions only to see Navo striking in their second goal to give them a 2-0 lead.

Malampa Revivors out to secure first win at the OFC Championship

This was following their 1-1 draw against Lautoka FC last Saturday.

The Vanuatu based team will take on Solomon Islands club the Henderson Eels after forward Andre Batick was shown a red card and will be suspended.

The fans in Luganville came out in droves to the Luganville Soccer City Stadium to support the hometown Revivors and they will ride that wave of support against the Eels.

In the first match today, Fiji’s Lautoka will take on Papua New Guinea’s Lae City FC.

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Vanuatu withdraws from OFC U 16 Women’s Championship

The withdrawal means Group A will now consist of just five teams rather than six, with Tahiti being reallocated into position five, previously held by Vanuatu.

This also means that Group A will now play just two matches per day, with one team sitting out with a bye, rather than the three matches previously scheduled.

Group B remains unchanged.

Samoa is hosting the event which is being held in Apia from 5-25 August. The defending champions are New Zealand, who won the OFC U-17 Women’s Championship held in the Cook Islands last year.