Fiji Time: 8:27 AM on Sunday 21 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Former Oceania champions back with a mission

Maciu Malo
Monday, April 07, 2014

WAITAKERE United team landed in the country yesterday with a mission to accomplish.

The New Zealand-based side is keen to lay its hands on the prestigious Oceania Football Champions League title after their last win in 2008.

Co-coach Paul Temple said the team expected tough competition from island teams but this would not deter his side's mission to win the tournament.

He said the side had been drawn in a tough pool alongside Solomon Warriors, Kiwi FC and AS Pirae.

Temple said players had been urged to expect tough challenges from other teams.

"We know it's going to be really tough and the Pacific island teams will be strong especially playing under the hot sunshine," he said.

"We have a very tough pool and we are looking forward to the game against the Solomon Warriors.

"It has been long enough since our last title win in 2008 and we will try and make our fans proud this year.

"Most of our players have played in the Ocenia Champions League competition and they know what to expect," he added.

Waitakere will play its first match against Kiwi FC on Wednesday at Churchill Park.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Millionth man
  2. Wardens win Mokani 7s meet
  3. Rodgers makes sharp exit
  4. $10m for State coffers
  5. Joy of sharing and caring this festive season
  6. Help for beggars
  7. In the top 3
  8. Spirit of joy
  9. Charity gives funds
  10. Good Samaritans bring smiles to gloomy faces

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)