23 Sep 2014

Sport: Three newcomers in contention for O-League berth

11:25 am on 23 September 2014

The club football champions from Tonga, American Samoa, Cook Islands and Samoa will go head to head in Apia next month for a berth in the 2015 Oceania Champions League main draw.

Tonga champions Lotoha'apai United return, having contested the Preliminary competition last yar, while American Samoa's FC Samoa Korean Baptist Church, Puaikura FC from the Cook Islands and Lupe Ole Soaga SC from Samoa will all be making their tournament debut.

Kiwi FC from Samoa won last year's event with this year's champion to join 11 other clubs from New Zealand, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Fiji for the O-League Group Stage in April.