Fiji Time: 12:03 AM on Monday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Fiji to host next Oceania champs event

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, April 25, 2014

FIJI will again host the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Champions League group stage next year.

The decision was made at the executive meeting in New Zealand last month.

Ba's Govind Park and Lautoka's Churchill Park played hosts to this year's group stage competition.

Nadi's Prince Charles Park was ruled out for not meeting the requirements.

Next year's group stage will be held from April 17 to April 26.

The venues are yet to be decided however there is strong indication that Suva's ANZ Stadium is likely to be one of venues.

Meanwhile the format for this year's OFC Champions League final has been changed. Initially it was scheduled to be a one-off final on May 11.

It has now been changed to a home and away series.

In a press statement OFC president David Chung said the decision was correct for the sport in the region.

"The OFC Champions League is our premier football club event," he said.

"We recognise the additional marketing opportunity a two-legged format presents participating teams and their member associations which they may not otherwise enjoy in a one-off final.

"This event is growing in stature each season with 43 clubs participating in the 15-year history of the competition. This decision means more football fans around Oceania can be part of the excitement it presents."

The home and away finals are scheduled for the weekends of May 10-11 and May 17-18.





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. $50m more
  2. This team is much fitter than Gold Coast winning team says Ryan
  3. Sturridge out for the season
  4. Chaudhry describes budget as 'ambitious and unrealistic'
  5. Fijians win
  6. Boxing: Loss ends Cameron's career
  7. Three drown
  8. Fiji's return anticipated
  9. FCEF: Budget to help Fijians
  10. Alcohol duty up by 10pc

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  2. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  5. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  6. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  8. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  10. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)