2011–12 OFC Champions League

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2011–12 OFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 29 October 2011 – 12 May 2012
Teams (from 7 associations)
Final positions
Champions New Zealand Auckland City (4th title)
Runners-up French Polynesia Tefana
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 88 (3.38 per match)
Top scorer(s) Spain Manel Expósito (6 goals)
Best player Spain Albert Riera
Best goalkeeper New Zealand Jacob Spoonley

The 2011–12 OFC Champions League, also known as the 2012 O-League, was the 11th edition of the Oceania Cup, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 6th season under the current OFC Champions League name. It was contested by eight teams from seven countries. The teams were split into two four-team pools, the winner of each pool contesting the title of O-League Champion and the right to represent the OFC at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup.

The title was won by the defending champions Auckland City.

Participants[edit]

Association Team Qualifying method
Fiji Fiji Ba 2010 Fiji National Football League champion[1]
New Caledonia New Caledonia Mont-Dore 2010 New Caledonia Division Honneur champion[2]
New Zealand New Zealand Waitakere United 2010–11 New Zealand Football Championship champion and premier[3]
Auckland City 2010–11 New Zealand Football Championship regular season runner-up[4]
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Hekari United 2010–11 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League champion[5]
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Koloale 2011 S-League OFC Champions League playoff winner[6]
French Polynesia Tahiti Tefana 2010–11 Tahiti Division Fédérale champion[7]
Vanuatu Vanuatu Amicale 2011 Vanuatu National Soccer League winner[8]

From the 2011–12 season, the two New Zealand clubs were placed in different groups (in previous tournaments they were placed in the same group) – one was drawn with the club champions of Fiji, New Caledonia and Tahiti while the other competed in the second group with the champions of Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.[9]

Again no preliminary tournament for the 2011–12 O-League was played. Instead, the champion teams from American Samoa, Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga would take part in a pilot stand-alone tournament in 2012. It was proposed that this competition would in future seasons became a preliminary tournament with the winner qualifying to play off for a place in the O-League (starting from 2012–13).[9]

Schedule[edit]

The match schedule was as follows.[10]

Round Date
Group stage Matchday 1 29–30 October 2011
Matchday 2 19–20 November 2011
Matchday 3 3–4 December 2011
Matchday 4 18–19 February 2012
Matchday 5 3–4 March 2012
Matchday 6 31 March–1 April 2012
Final First leg 28–29 April 2012
Second leg 12–13 May 2012

Group stage[edit]

Based on seeding, sporting reasons and travel considerations, the OFC Executive Committee separated the teams into two groups in June 2011.[11] A draw was held at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand on 19 July 2011, 14:30 UTC+12:00, to decide the "position" of each team within those groups, which was used to determine the schedule.[12]

In each group, the teams played each other home-and-away in a round-robin format, with the group winner advancing to the final. If two or more teams were tied on points, the tiebreakers would be as follows:[13]

  1. Goal difference
  2. Goals scored
  3. Head-to-head record among teams concerned (points; goal difference; goals scored)
  4. Fair play record
  5. Drawing of lots

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
French Polynesia Tefana 6 4 1 1 15 12 +3 13
New Zealand Waitakere United 6 4 0 2 21 6 +15 12
Fiji Ba 6 3 0 3 7 16 −9 9
New Caledonia Mont-Dore 6 0 1 5 2 11 −9 1
  BA MON TEF WAI
Ba 2–1 0–5 3–2
Mont-Dore 0–1 1–1 0–1
Tefana 4–1 2–0 3–0
Waitakere United 4–0 4–0 10–0
29 October 2011
14:00 UTC+13:00
Waitakere United New Zealand 10 – 0 French Polynesia Tefana
Pearce Goal 10' (pen.)44'
De Vries Goal 14'37'75'
Krishna Goal 33'40'49'70'90'
Report
Fred Taylor Park, Auckland
Attendance: 900
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)
30 October 2011
15:00 UTC+13:00
Ba Fiji 2 – 1 New Caledonia Mont-Dore
Swamy Goal 64'82' Report J. Hmaé Goal 33'
Govind Park, Ba
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Chris Kerr (New Zealand)

12 November 20111
15:00 UTC+11:00
Mont-Dore New Caledonia 1 – 1 French Polynesia Tefana
M. Hmaé Goal 70' Report Kamoise Goal 80'
20 November 2011
15:00 UTC+13:00
Waitakere United New Zealand 4 – 0 Fiji Ba
Vesikula Goal 56' (o.g.)
McKenzie Goal 60'
Bale Goal 71'
Lovemore Goal 90+3'
Report
Fred Taylor Park, Auckland
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

3 December 2011
15:00 UTC+11:00
Mont-Dore New Caledonia 0 – 1 New Zealand Waitakere United
Report Bale Goal 40'
2 December 2011
19:30 UTC−10:00
Tefana French Polynesia 4 – 1 Fiji Ba
Marmouyet Goal 21' (pen.)
Degage Goal 38'77'
Williams Goal 85'
Report Vesikula Goal 59' (pen.)
Stade Louis Ganivet, Faaa
Attendance: 117
Referee: Nick Waldron (New Zealand)

18 February 2012
15:00 UTC+11:00
Mont-Dore New Caledonia 0 – 1 Fiji Ba
Report Vakatalesau Goal 36' (pen.)
17 February 2012
19:30 UTC−10:00
Tefana French Polynesia 3 – 0 New Zealand Waitakere United
Tehau Goal 1'
Labayen Goal 43'
Neuffer Goal 70'
Report

2 March 2012
19:30 UTC−10:00
Tefana French Polynesia 2 – 0 New Caledonia Mont-Dore
Degage Goal 47'
Chang Koei Chang Goal 71' (pen.)
Report
Stade Louis Ganivet, Faaa
Attendance: 248
Referee: Andrew Achari (Fiji)
4 March 2012
15:00 UTC+12:00
Ba Fiji 3 – 2 New Zealand Waitakere United
Tekiate Goal 36'
Salauneune Goal 51'
Kainihewe Goal 73'
Report Cunneen Goal 31'
Lovemore Goal 83'
Govind Park, Ba
Attendance: ?
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

31 March 2012
15:00 UTC+13:00
Waitakere United New Zealand 4 – 0 New Caledonia Mont-Dore
McKenzie Goal 68'
Haviland Goal 73'
Pearce Goal 82'
Lovermore Goal 87'
Report
Fred Taylor Park, Auckland
Attendance: 150
Referee: Kader Zitouni (Tahiti)
15 April 20122
16:30 UTC+12:00
Ba Fiji 0 – 5 French Polynesia Tefana
Report Tchen Goal 36'42'
Neuffer Goal 53'
Tehau Goal 74'
Williams Goal 86'
Notes
  • Note 1: Rescheduled due to Tefana's involvement in the 2011–12 Coupe de France.[10]
  • Note 2: Originally scheduled to be played on 31 March 2012 at Govind Park, Ba, but postponed to 1 April 2012 and moved to Churchill Park, Lautoka, due to a severe storm that caused massive disruption across Fiji and left Govind Park in an unsuitable state to host the fixture.[14] Due to further deterioration in the weather situation and outlook, it was decided to postpone the match to a later date.[15] With Fiji still recovering from the flooding, it was proposed that the match would take place in Auckland.[16]

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
New Zealand Auckland City 6 4 1 1 17 8 +9 13
Papua New Guinea Hekari United 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11
Vanuatu Amicale 6 2 1 3 6 7 −1 7
Solomon Islands Koloale 6 1 0 5 7 18 −11 3
  AMI AUC HEK KOL
Amicale 1–0 1–1 2–0
Auckland City 3–2 2–0 7–3
Hekari United 2–0 1–1 3–1
Koloale 1–0 1–4 1–2
29 October 2011
15:00 UTC+11:00
Amicale Vanuatu 1 – 1 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Masauvakalo Goal 45' Report Jack Goal 90+3'
29 October 2011
15:00 UTC+11:00
Koloale Solomon Islands 1 – 4 New Zealand Auckland City
Totori Goal 74' (pen.) Report Expósito Goal 22' (pen.)54'
Mulligan Goal 86'90+3'
Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Andrew Achari (Fiji)

19 November 2011
14:00 UTC+13:00
Auckland City New Zealand 2 – 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Expósito Goal 49'
Tade Goal 72'
Report
Kiwitea Street, Auckland
Attendance: 800
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)
19 November 2011
15:00 UTC+11:00
Amicale Vanuatu 2 – 0 Solomon Islands Koloale
Waroi Goal 3'53' Report

10 December 20113
15:00 UTC+10:00
Hekari United Papua New Guinea 3 – 1 Solomon Islands Koloale
Waqa Goal 6'
Lepani Goal 16'
Baleitoga Goal 79'
Report Naka Goal 82'
PMRL Stadium, Port Moresby
Attendance: ?
Referee: Andrew Achari (Fiji)
18 January 20124
17:45 UTC+13:00
Auckland City New Zealand 3 – 2 Vanuatu Amicale
Expósito Goal 40' (pen.)45+1'
Dickinson Goal 87'
Report Pritchett Goal 23' (o.g.)
Maemae Goal 76'
Kiwitea Street, Auckland
Attendance: 800
Referee: Kader Zitouni (Tahiti)

18 February 2012
15:00 UTC+13:00
Auckland City New Zealand 7 – 3 Solomon Islands Koloale
Dickinson Goal 7'59'
Coombes Goal 36'
Lafai Goal 40' (o.g.)
Vicelich Goal 58'
Milne Goal 62'
Koprivcic Goal 83'
Report Anisi Goal 16'
Totori Goal 65'
Naka Goal 90+3'
Kiwitea Street, Auckland
Attendance: 850
Referee: Averii Jacques (Tahiti)
18 February 2012
15:00 UTC+10:00
Hekari United Papua New Guinea 2 – 0 Vanuatu Amicale
Jack Goal 11'79' Report
PMRL Stadium, Port Moresby
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Chris Kerr (New Zealand)

3 March 2012
15:00 UTC+11:00
Koloale Solomon Islands 1 – 0 Vanuatu Amicale
Sale Goal 87' Report
3 March 2012
15:00 UTC+10:00
Hekari United Papua New Guinea 1 – 1 New Zealand Auckland City
Dunadamu Goal 60' Report Feneridis Goal 90+1'

31 March 2012
15:00 UTC+11:00
Amicale Vanuatu 1 – 0 New Zealand Auckland City
Tangis Goal 60' Report
31 March 2012
15:00 UTC+11:00
Koloale Solomon Islands 1 – 2 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Totori Goal 16' (pen.) Report Dunadamu Goal 45'
Jack Goal 75'
Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Nick Waldron (New Zealand)
Notes

Final[edit]

The winners of the two groups played in the final over two legs, with the order of matches decided by a random draw. The away goals rule applied, with extra time and a penalty shootout used to decide the winner if necessary.[13]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Auckland City New Zealand 3–1 French Polynesia Tefana 2–1 1–0
29 April 2012
14:00 UTC+12:00
Auckland City New Zealand 2 – 1 French Polynesia Tefana
Mulligan Goal 57'
Koprivcic Goal 60'
Report Williams Goal 72'
Kiwitea Street, Auckland
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: John Saohu (Solomon Islands)

12 May 2012
16:00 UTC−10:00
Tefana French Polynesia 0 – 1 New Zealand Auckland City
Report Expósito Goal 41'

Auckland City won 3–1 on aggregate. As OFC Champions League winners they qualified for the qualifying round of the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup.


OFC Champions League
2011–12 Winners
New Zealand
Auckland City
Fourth Title

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given:[18]

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Spain Manel Expósito New Zealand Auckland City 6
2 Fiji Roy Krishna New Zealand Waitakere United 5
3 Papua New Guinea Kema Jack Papua New Guinea Hekari United 4
4 New Zealand Dave Mulligan New Zealand Auckland City 3
Solomon Islands Benjamin Totori Solomon Islands Koloale
French Polynesia Axel Williams French Polynesia Tefana
South Africa Ryan De Vries New Zealand Waitakere United
New Zealand Sean Lovemore New Zealand Waitakere United
New Zealand Allan Pearce New Zealand Waitakere United
10 Solomon Islands Joachim Waroi Vanuatu Amicale 2
England Adam Dickinson New Zealand Auckland City
New Zealand Daniel Koprivcic New Zealand Auckland City
Fiji Avinesh Swamy Fiji Ba
Fiji Maciu Dunadamu Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Solomon Islands James Naka Solomon Islands Koloale
French Polynesia Roihau Degage French Polynesia Tefana
French Polynesia Taufa Neuffer French Polynesia Tefana
French Polynesia Angelo Tchen French Polynesia Tefana
French Polynesia Alvin Tehau French Polynesia Tefana
Wales Chris Bale New Zealand Waitakere United
New Zealand Ross McKenzie New Zealand Waitakere United
22 Solomon Islands Alick Maemae Vanuatu Amicale 1
Vanuatu Fenedy Masauvakalo Vanuatu Amicale
Vanuatu Kensi Tangis Vanuatu Amicale
New Zealand Chad Coombes New Zealand Auckland City
New Zealand Alex Feneridis New Zealand Auckland City
New Zealand Andrew Milne New Zealand Auckland City
Argentina Emiliano Tade New Zealand Auckland City
New Zealand Ivan Vicelich New Zealand Auckland City
Fiji Malakai Kainihewe Fiji Ba
Fiji Jone Salauneune Fiji Ba
Fiji Remueru Tekiate Fiji Ba
Fiji Osea Vakatalesau Fiji Ba
Fiji Jone Vesikula Fiji Ba
Fiji Pita Baleitoga Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Papua New Guinea Andrew Lepani Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Fiji Taniela Waqa Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Solomon Islands Steven Anisi Solomon Islands Koloale
Solomon Islands Ezra Sale Solomon Islands Koloale
New Caledonia José Hmaé New Caledonia Mont-Dore
New Caledonia Michel Hmaé New Caledonia Mont-Dore
French Polynesia Jean-Claude Chang Koei Chang French Polynesia Tefana
French Polynesia Hiva Kamoise French Polynesia Tefana
French Polynesia Sebastian Labayen French Polynesia Tefana
French Polynesia Tetiamana Marmouyet French Polynesia Tefana
New Zealand Matt Cunneen New Zealand Waitakere United
New Zealand Ross Haviland New Zealand Waitakere United
Own goals
Rank Name Team Goals Opponent
1 New Zealand James Pritchett New Zealand Auckland City 1 Vanuatu Amicale
Fiji Jone Vesikula Fiji Ba New Zealand Waitakere United
Solomon Islands Francis Lafai Solomon Islands Koloale New Zealand Auckland City

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