2008–09 OFC Champions League

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2008–09 OFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 1 November 2008 – 2 May 2009
Teams 6 (from 5 associations)
Final positions
Champions New Zealand Auckland City (2nd title)
Runners-up Solomon Islands Koloale
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14

The 2008–09 OFC Champions League was the 8th edition of the Oceanian Club Championship, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 3rd season under the current OFC Champions League name. The competition consisted of a home and away group stage, followed by a knockout round. It took place from 2 November 2008 until 3 May 2009.

A qualifying round was due to be played, but due to the withdrawal of the representatives from the Cook Islands and Tuvalu, the entrants from Papua New Guinea automatically gained entry to the main draw. It is unknown why the domestic champions of Tahiti and New Caledonia were unable to participate.

The winner of the tournament was Auckland City of New Zealand, who beat Koloale of the Solomon Islands in the two legged final, claiming Oceania’s US$1 million (NZ$1.41 million) berth in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.

Participating teams[edit]

Location of teams of the 2008–09 OFC Champions League.
Red pog.svg Participated
Green pog.svg Withdrew
Blue pog.svg Disallowed
Yellow pog.svg Eligible but did not enter

Direct to group stage

O-League Preliminary

Entrants
Other OFC nations

Under the rules of the OFC Champions League, the winner of the O-League Preliminary competition replaces the last-placed member nation from the previous year's O-League.

Hekari United automatically qualified to the Group Stage following the withdrawal of the representative clubs from Cook Islands and Tuvalu.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
New Zealand Auckland City 4 3 1 0 15 4 +11 10
New Zealand Waitakere United 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 7
Vanuatu Port Vila Sharks 4 0 0 4 3 16 −13 0
  AUC PVS WAI
Auckland City 8–1 2–2
Port Vila Sharks 0–2 2–3
Waitakere United 1–3 3–0






Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Solomon Islands Koloale 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 7
Papua New Guinea Hekari United 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
Fiji Ba 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 4
  BA HSU KOL
Ba 1–3 0–0
Hekari United 1–2 1–0
Koloale 1–0 3–1

2 November 2008
15:00 UTC+12
Ba Fiji 0–0 Solomon Islands Koloale
Report
Govind Park, Ba
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Lencie Fred (Vanuatu)



14 February 2009
15:00 UTC+12
Ba Fiji 1–3 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Osea Vakatalesau Goal 58' Report Kema Jack Goal 17' (pen.)
Joachim Waroi Goal 34'
Benjamin Mela Goal 37'
Govind Park, Ba
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)


28 March 2009
15:00 UTC+11
Koloale Solomon Islands 1–0 Fiji Ba
Nicholas Muri Goal 34' Report
Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Lencie Fred (Vanuatu)

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Koloale Solomon Islands 4–9 New Zealand Auckland City 2–7 2–2

25 April 2009
15:00 UTC+11
Koloale Solomon Islands 2–7 New Zealand Auckland City
Richard Anisua Goal 10' Goal 76' Report Matt Williams Goal 23'
Ki-Hyung Lee Goal 39'
Paul Urlovic Goal 40'
Ivan Vicelich Goal 58'
Keryn Jordan Goal 65' Goal 77' Goal 86'
Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Strebre Delovski (Australia)

3 May 2009
14:00 UTC+12
Auckland City New Zealand 2–2 Solomon Islands Koloale
Keryn Jordan Goal 56' (pen.) Goal 58' Report Henry Fa'arodo Goal 40'
Lency Saeni Goal 60'
Kiwitea Street, Auckland
Attendance: 1,250
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

Auckland City won 9 – 4 on aggregate.

The OFC Champions League winner also advances to the qualifying round of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.


OFC Champions League
2008–2009 Winners
New Zealand
Auckland City
Second Title

Topscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 F1 F2   Total
1 South Africa Keryn Jordan New Zealand Auckland City 2 1 3 2 8
2 New Zealand Paul Urlovic New Zealand Auckland City 1 2 1 4
3 Solomon Islands Richard Anisua Solomon Islands Koloale 1 2 3
New Zealand Chad Coombes New Zealand Auckland City 3 3
Fiji Roy Krishna New Zealand Waitakere United 2 1 3
Wales Paul Seaman New Zealand Waitakere United 1 1 1 3
7 Solomon Islands Abraham Iniga Papua New Guinea Hekari United 1 1 2
Papua New Guinea Kema Jack Papua New Guinea Hekari United 1 1 2
Solomon Islands Nicholas Muri Solomon Islands Koloale 1 1 2
New Zealand Milos Nikolic New Zealand Auckland City 2 2
Fiji Osea Vakatalesau Fiji Ba 1 1 2
Last updated May 3, 2009

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