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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.








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