5 Feb 2015

Sport: Draw released for OFC Champions League

2:51 pm on 5 February 2015

Oceania football champions Auckland City will renew their rivalry with Vanuatu's Amicale FC in the upcoming OFC Champions League campaign.

For the second year running, the two clubs have been drawn in the same group for the O-League round-robin, which takes place in Fiji during April.

Amicale upset Auckland 1-0 in last year's group phase but the New Zealand club turned the tables in the O-League grand final and again in the President's Cup.

Fijian club champions Suva and a team from the Solomon Islands complete the line-up in Group B, while 2014 semi-finalists AS Pirae from Tahiti and Fiji's Ba have been drawn in Group A, alongside FC Gaitcha from New Caledonia and Preliminary winners Lupe Ole Soaga from Samoa.

The final group features Vanuatu domestic champions Tafea, Tahiti's AS Tefana, former O-League champions Hekari United from Papua New Guinea and newcomers Team Wellington from New Zealand.

The tournament will be played in Ba and Suva with the three group winners and best ranked runner-up to contest the semi finals.

The overall winner will represent Oceania at the Club World Cup at the end of the year.