Will Auckland City win the OFC Champions League for a seventh year in a row, or will Team Wellington win it for the first time, and become the seventh team from Oceania to complete the domestic-continental double?
In their third-consecutive OFC Champions League final play-off, New Zealand clubs Auckland City and Team Wellington will meet at Kiwitea Street in Auckland this Sunday for the first of two matches, both hopeful of claiming a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.
With a world famous name to live up to, Team Wellington’s Niko Kirwan is out to create a legacy of his own with the round ball, rather than the oval one that made his father – former All Blacks legend Sir John Kirwan – a household name across the globe.
Team Wellington will return to the OFC Champions League final to take on Auckland City for a third year in a row after dominating AS Magenta 7-1 in their second semi-final leg at David Farrington Park this afternoon.
Fans who turned up to Stade Numa Daly in Noumea on Saturday weren’t disappointed as home side AS Magenta and Team Wellington put on a right show to get the OFC Champions League semi-finals underway with a 2-2 draw.
The Stirling Sports Premiership final will be a repeat of last year’s showdown between Auckland City and Team Wellington after the latter defeated Waitakere United on penalties this afternoon to finally settle a 12-goal thriller.