Prepare dinner Islands’ Tupapa Maraerenga and Samoa’s Lupe Ole Soaga claimed the ultimate slots within the OFC Champions League 2018 group stage after topping the preliminary part over the weekend.
The pair outlasted Tonga’s Veitongo and host membership Pago Youth of American Samoa to proceed their curiosity within the competitors.
Whereas Samoa have historically held the ascendency among the many Polynesian quartet at nationwide workforce degree, it was the Prepare dinner Islanders who topped the standings with an ideal document due to a 1-Zero opening-day victory over Lupe Ole Soaga.
The Samoans have earlier figured within the competitors’s remaining phases, however will probably be a primary look at this degree for 17 years for the Prepare dinner Islands champions.
Tupapa could have the honour of opening the group stage after they tackle Papua New Guinea’s Lae Metropolis Dwellers within the Vanuatu-hosted Group A on 10 February.
The Samoans will journey to Solomon Islands later within the month the place matches in opposition to 2017 runners-up Crew Wellington, AS Magenta and Marist await.
The 2-legged remaining will happen in mid-Might with the winner to characterize Oceania on the 2018 FIFA Membership World Cup.
STANDINGS | This is how issues completed up after three matches for the 4 🇦🇸🇨🇰🇹🇴🇼🇸 #OFCCLQ groups for 2018. Tupapa and Lupe by way of to the Group Stage. pic.twitter.com/L4ftN8vwqt
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