2007 OFC Champions League

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2007 OFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates January 21, 2007 – April 29, 2007
Teams 6 (from 5 associations)
Final positions
Champions New Zealand Waitakere United (1st title)
Runners-up Fiji 4R Electrical Ba
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 43 (3.07 per match)
Top scorer(s) Solomon Islands Commins Menapi
5 goals

The 2007 OFC Champions League was the 6th edition of the Oceanian Club Championship, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 1st season under the current OFC Champions League name. Under the new format there was to be no qualifying round, and instead six teams from the six best Oceanic nations would play each other home and away in a group stage before the knockout round. The tournament took place from 21 January until 29 April 2007.

Auckland City qualified as the reigning champions of the OFC Club Championship. The other 5 teams gained their qualifications due to their domestic league performances. Following the withdrawal of Vanuatu’s Port Vila Sharks, the OFC awarded a second berth to Waitakere United, the leader after the first phase of the New Zealand Football Championship.

The winner of the tournament was Waitakere Utd of New Zealand, who beat Ba Electric of Fiji in the final, claiming Oceania's US$1 million (NZ$1.41 million) berth in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan the following December.


Location of teams of the 2007 OFC Champions League.
Red pog.svg Participated
Blue pog.svg Eligible but did not enter

A total of 6 teams from 5 OFC member associations entered the competition.

Association Team Qualifying method
Teams entering the group stage
Fiji Fiji 4R Electrical Ba 2006 Fiji National Football League champion
New Caledonia New Caledonia Mont-Dore 2005–06 New Caledonia Super Ligue champion
New Zealand New Zealand Auckland City 2006 OFC Club Championship champion
Waitakere United 2006–07 New Zealand Football Championship league leader after Round 7
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Marist 2005–06 Solomon Islands National Club Championship champion
French Polynesia Tahiti Temanava 2006 Cup of Polynesia winner
Teams eligible, but did not enter
American Samoa American Samoa Tafuna Jets 2006 American Samoa 7-a-side tournament champion
Cook Islands Cook Islands Nikao Sokattack 2006 Cook Islands Round Cup champion
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea University Inter 2006 Papua New Guinea National Club Championship champion
Samoa Samoa Vaivase-Tai 2006 Samoa National League champion
Tonga Tonga Lotoha'apai 2006 Tonga Major League champion
Vanuatu Vanuatu Port Vila Sharks 2006 Vanuatu VFF Bred Cup winner

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
New Zealand Waitakere United 8 4 2 2 0 13 5 +8
New Zealand Auckland City 8 4 2 2 0 10 4 +6
New Caledonia Mont-Dore 0 4 0 0 4 1 15 −14
Date Home Team Result Away Team
Jan 21 Mont-Dore 0–2 Auckland City
Jan 24 Waitakere United 2–2 Auckland City
Feb 20 Waitakere United 6–1 Mont-Dore
Feb 23 Auckland City 4–0 Mont-Dore
Mar 31 Mont-Dore 0–3 Waitakere United
Apr 4 Auckland City 2–2 Waitakere United

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Fiji 4R Electrical Ba 10 4 3 1 0 7 3 +4
French Polynesia Temanava 4 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2
Solomon Islands Marist 3 4 1 0 3 5 7 −2
Date Home Team Result Away Team
Mar 12 4R Electrical Ba 3–2 Marist
Mar 4 Temanava 2–1 Marist
Feb 19 Marist 0–2 4R Electrical Ba
Feb 23 Temanava 1–1 4R Electrical Ba
Mar 19 4R Electrical Ba 1–0 Temanava
Mar 22 Marist 2–0 Temanava


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
4R Electrical Ba Fiji 2–2 (a) New Zealand Waitakere United 2–1 0–1

April 21, 2007 1st Leg
4R Electrical Ba Fiji 2–1 New Zealand Waitakere United
Ronald Chandra Goal 7'
Josaia Bukalidi Goal 74'
(Report) Commins Menapi Goal 54'
Govind Park, Ba, Fiji
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: ?


OFC Champions League
2007 Winners
New Zealand
Waitakere United
First Title

Top goal-scorers[edit]

# Player Team Goals
1 Solomon Islands Commins Menapi New Zealand Waitakere United 5
2 New Zealand Daniel Koprivcic New Zealand Waitakere United 4
3 New Zealand Paul Urlovic New Zealand Auckland City 3
New Zealand Grant Young New Zealand Auckland City
Solomon Islands Joe Luwi Solomon Islands Marist
Last updated April 29, 2007