Saturday, January 28, 2017

OFC Champions League Qualifying: Lupe o le Soaga, Puaikura Open With Saturday Wins

Two games were contested on Saturday at Loto-Tonga Stadium in Nuku'alofa, Tonga as the qualifying round for an available OFC Champions League group-stage berth commenced.

In the opener, Lapalapa Toni scored twice (35', 52') as Lupe o le Soaga of Samoa held off American Samoa's Utulei Youth 4-3.

In the nightcap, Paul Rhodes scored twice (25', 90') as Puaikura (Cook Islands) demolished the host country's Veitongo 4-0.

Qualifying Group Standings:

1. Puaikura FC (GP: 1; GD: +4; PTS: 3)
2. Lupe o le Soaga (GP: 1; GD: +1; PTS: 3)
3. Utulei Youth (GP: 1; GD: -1; PTS: 0)
4. Veitongo (GP: 1; GD: -4; PTS: 0)

The top two finishers would advance to the group stage.

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