The men’s tournament has just finished, now the women take over the baton.
It’s time for the first ever OFC Women’s Champions League!
The tournament will consist of five teams, Hekari United from hosts Papua New Guinea, Labasa from Fiji, Koloale from Solomon Islands, Kiwi from Samoa and Academy Féminine from New Caledonia.
New Zealand’s Eastern Suburbs were supposed to take part but withdrew a short time before the tournament was set to start.
Eastern Suburbs have not responded to Football in Oceania’s request for a comment about why they decided to pull out of the historic tournament, but in an interview with Friends of Football, cited concerns about costs, timing and security.
The tournament will be played as a league format, with all teams playing the others once. The tournament runs from June 1st to 10th.
How to watch
Here’s when the matches will be played at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium in Port Moresby, as well as links to watch live on OFCTV.
(All times in local PNG time)
MATCH DAY ONE – 1 June
1200 Labasa Women FC v Kiwi FC – WATCH HERE
1700 Hekari United FC v AS Academy Féminine – WATCH HERE
MATCH DAY TWO – 3 June
1200 Labasa Women FC v Koloale FC – WATCH HERE
1700 Kiwi FC v Hekari United FC – WATCH HERE
MATCH DAY THREE – 5 June
1200 Kiwi FC v Koloale FC – WATCH HERE
1700 AS Academy Féminine v Labasa Women FC – WATCH HERE
MATCH DAY FOUR – 8 June
1200 AS Academy Féminine v Kiwi FC – WATCH HERE
1700 Koloale FC v Hekari United FC – WATCH HERE
MATCH DAY FIVE – 10 June
1200 Koloale FC v AS Academy Féminine – WATCH HERE
1700 Hekari United FC v Labasa Women FC – WATCH HERE