Noumea’s Stade Numa Daly is set to take centre stage on Sunday with some of Oceania’s best players and top four clubs on full display in back-to-back semi-finals of the OFC Champions League 2019 tournament.
Team Wellington have arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia ahead of the OFC Champions League Semi Final against Hienghene Sport at Stade Numa-Daly on Sunday afternoon.
After a convincing 6-1 win over the Henderson Eels in the Quarter Final, at David Farrington Park in the Capital City, Team Wellington are ready to get back on the pitch for their next game.
Having played their last game a few weeks ago, preparations have been well structured and thought through to ensure the team are at their peak ahead of the Semi Final clash.
Reigning champions Team Wellington have arrived in New Caledonia in good spirit and full of excitement ahead of Sunday’s OFC Champions League semi-final clash against Hienghene Sport.
After landing at Noumea’s la Tontuata airport, Jose Figueira’s charges from the New Zealand capital have appeared relaxed but also purposeful and determined to tackle the task in front of them.
The Team Wellington coach insists it was crucial for his side to arrive well before kick-off in order to acclimatise to the locals conditions.
After a convincing win in game two, Team Wellington are full of confidence but weary of their third and final match in the group stages as they face the host side in Erakor Golden Star on their home turf on Friday evening.
It is expected to see a full crowd at Korman Stadium as the passionate fans flock to support their local side, giving Erakor that home advantage edge.
Team Wellington enjoyed the morning off from their football commitments following their win over Kiwi FC to spend some time in the community at Central School, Port Vila on Wednesday.
On arrival, the Wellington side was greeted by the school’s Deputy Principal who introduced the team to two very excited classrooms that would have a slightly different PE class that day.
Team Wellington created OFC Champions League history in the modern era with a 13 -nil win, the largest winning margin ever, over Kiwi FC in Game 2 of the Group Stages at Korman Stadium in Port Vila on Tuesday afternoon.
While this was the first encounter where these two teams have faced each other, Team Wellington went in to the match with a clear game plan and all respect for their opponents.