Waitakere United claimed their place in the FIFA Club World Cup to be held in December after winning the Grand Final of the OFC O-League for the second consecutive year. After losing 3-1 to Solomon Island champions Kossa FC in Honiara in the first leg, the New Zealand side rose to the occasion in front of their home fans in Auckland to win the second leg 5-0 and the final 6-3 on aggregate.
AS Mont Dore won the cup competition in New Caledonia after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over holders and Super Ligue Nestle rivals AS Lossi in the final at Stade Numa Daly. It was a poignant victory for Mont Dore after they suffered the ignominy of a 1-0 defeat against Lossi in last year’s final on the very same ground. AS Magenta have been crowned champions of New Caledonia for the fourth time after a convincing 3-0 win in their final play-off game over Kirikitr in the Super Ligue.
AS Manu Ura capped off a memorable season in Tahiti after successfully defending the title they won last season, heading off strong competition from AS Tefana, AS Dragon and AS Temanava. Manu Ura’s 3-1 win over Central Sport was enough to give the “Mauves” an unassailable five-point advantage over their nearest title rivals AS Tefana and AS Dragon.
Flying Arrows Ba from Fiji will represent OFC at the Danone Nations Cup in France in September after defeating Auckland FC in the final of the OFC Youth Festival in Noumea. 20 teams of U-12s from nine different countries converged on Stade Pontecost in Noumea in a tournament aimed at embracing different cultures, making friends and creating a passion for the game.