The OFC confirmed on Monday evening that the first stage of the Champions League will be brought to the public in real time.
Last year’s edition of the O-League’s preliminary competition that features the winners from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga did not have live streaming and fans had to make due with text updates on the OFC website and Twitter page.
The OFC did however make highlight packages available via their Youtube channel after the games.
But this year it will be different after the OFC announced that the matches, set to be held in the American Samoan capital of Pago Pago will be live streamed via the streaming service mycujoo.
— OFC Champions League (@OFCChampsLeague) January 15, 2018
The OFC have used this service previously with the latest being at the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship back in August.
“In the past we have been able to bring different stages of the OFC Champions League direct to fans either via broadcast or streaming,” OFC Competitions Director Chris Kemp told the OFC’s website.
“It is very exciting for us from a competition stand-point that this year’s event will have live coverage from the beginning.
“Fans will be able to engage from the outset and for some of them, it is an opportunity to follow their team from start to finish in this competition.”
Qualifying stage info
The four teams featuring in the qualifying matches will be hosts Pago Youth, Cook Islands’ Tupapa Maraerenga, Lupe Ole Soaga from Samoa and Tonga’s Veitongo.
Last year Lupe Ole Soaga and Puaikura from the Cook Islands were the two teams to advance from the qualifying phase.
The first match between Tupapa Maraerenga and Lupe Ole Soaga will kick off at 12:00 local time on Saturday. That means 23:00 UK Time or midnight in most parts of Europe. The next match will follow straight after with Veitongo taking on hosts Pago Youth at 15:00 local time.
Football in Oceania will come back with a closer look at the qualifying participants as we get closer to the first match.