2012–13 OFC Champions League

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2012–13 OFC Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 1–8 May 2012 (preliminary stage)
30 March – 19 May 2013 (final stage)
Teams 8 (final stage)
12 (total) (from 11 associations)
Final positions
Champions New Zealand Auckland City (5th title)
Runners-up New Zealand Waitakere United
Tournament statistics
Matches played 36
Goals scored 132 (3.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nigeria Sanni Issa
(9 goals)
Best player Nigeria Sanni Issa
Best goalkeeper England Danny Robinson

The 2012–13 OFC Champions League was the 12th edition of the Oceanian Club Championship, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 7th season under the current OFC Champions League name.

Auckland City became the first team to win three consecutive title after defeating Waitakere United in an all-New Zealand final.[1] As the winner of the 2013 OFC Champions League, they earned the right to represent the OFC at the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup.[2]

Format change[edit]

Location of teams of the 2012–13 OFC Champions League.
Red pog.svg Teams entering the group stage
Green pog.svg Team entering the play-off round
Blue pog.svg Teams entering the preliminary round

The OFC decided on the following format changes for the 2013 edition:

  • A preliminary stage was added to the tournament such that teams from all eleven OFC member associations have a chance to contest the title of O-League Champion.[3]
  • Instead of kicking off in late October or early November, the group stage was played in a one-month period in March and April, and games took place every weekend, including mid-week matches.[4]
  • Unlike in previous years, a semi-final stage was played and featured the two highest-placed teams in each group. These matches were played over two legs on a home-and-away basis.[4]
  • The victorious semi-final teams then clashed in a winner-takes-all final at a pre-determined venue. The one-match final is a change from previous seasons, in which the final was played over two legs, home and away.[4]

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the competition.

Association Team Qualifying method
Teams entering the group stage
Fiji Fiji Ba 2011 Fiji National Football League champion[5]
New Zealand New Zealand Waitakere United 2011–12 ASB Premiership grand final champion[6]
Auckland City 2011–12 ASB Premiership regular season premier[7]
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Hekari United 2011–12 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League champion[8]
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 2011–12 Solomon Islands S-League champion[9]
French Polynesia Tahiti Dragon 2011–12 Tahiti Division Fédérale champion[10]
Vanuatu Vanuatu Amicale 2012 Vanuatu National Soccer League champion[11]
Team entering the play-off round
New Caledonia New Caledonia Mont-Dore 2011 New Caledonia Division Honneur champion[12]
Teams entering the preliminary round
American Samoa American Samoa Pago Youth 2011 FFAS Senior League champion
Cook Islands Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 2011 Cook Islands Round Cup champion
Samoa Samoa Kiwi 2010–11 Samoa National League champion
Tonga Tonga Lotoha'apai United 2010–11 Tonga Major League champion

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows.

Stage Date (local time)
Preliminary stage Matchday 1 1 May 2012
Matchday 2 3 May 2012
Matchday 3 5 May 2012
Play-off 8 May 2012
Group stage Matchday 1 30 March 2013
Matchday 2 3, 5–7 April 2013
Matchday 3 12–13 April 2013
Matchday 4 17 April 2013
Matchday 5 20–21, 23 April 2013
Matchday 6 27–28 April 2013
Semi-finals First leg 4–5 May 2013
Second leg 11–12 May 2013
Final 19 May 2013

Matches played in Tahiti are one day behind the other countries in global time as Tahiti is on the other side of the International Date Line.

Preliminary stage[edit]

The preliminary stage matches were played in Tonga from 1 May to 8 May 2012.[3]

Preliminary round[edit]

In the preliminary round, the four teams played each other on a round-robin basis. The group winner advanced to the play-off round.[2]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 3 2 1 0 14 4 +10 7
Tonga Lotoha'apai United 3 2 1 0 11 4 +7 7
Samoa Kiwi 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3
American Samoa Pago Youth 3 0 0 3 1 20 −19 0

1 May 2012
13:00 UTC+13
Pago Youth American Samoa 1–5 Samoa Kiwi
P. Samuelu Goal 90' Report Malo Goal 7'23'
Saofaiga Goal 26'80'
Gosche Goal 70'
Loto-Tonga Centre, ‘Atele
Attendance: 100
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)


3 May 2012
13:00 UTC+13
Lotoha'apai United Tonga 6–0 American Samoa Pago Youth
M. Uhatahi Goal 23'30'
Maamaaloa Goal 54'71'89'
S. T. Faupula Goal 83'
Report
Loto-Tonga Centre, ‘Atele
Attendance: 200
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

3 May 2012
15:30 UTC+13
Kiwi Samoa 1–2 Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
Saofaiga Goal 19' Report Harmon Goal 29'
Best Goal 31'

5 May 2012
13:00 UTC+13
Tupapa Maraerenga Cook Islands 9–0 American Samoa Pago Youth
Tiro Goal 3'
Berlim Goal 23'30'53'71'
Fowler Goal 45+2'
Manuel Goal 51'69'
Harmon Goal 88'
Report
Loto-Tonga Centre, ‘Atele
Attendance: 100
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

5 May 2012
15:30 UTC+13
Kiwi Samoa 1–2 Tonga Lotoha'apai United
Saofaiga Goal 84' Report M. Uhatahi Goal 45+5'
Uele Goal 57' (pen.)

Play-off round[edit]

In the play-off round, the winner of the preliminary round and the team entering in this round played each other over one match. The winner advanced to the group stage to join the seven automatic qualifiers.[2]

8 May 2012
15:00 UTC+13
Tupapa Maraerenga Cook Islands 1–3 New Caledonia Mont-Dore
Harmon Goal 90+2' Report Kenon Goal 33'
Bessières Goal 45'
Wamytan Goal 85' (pen.)
Loto-Tonga Centre, ‘Atele
Attendance: 400
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

Group stage[edit]

In the group stage, the eight teams were divided into two groups of four. In each group, the four teams played each other on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the semi-finals.[2]

On 5 February 2013, the OFC announced the draw and schedule of the group stage.[13] The group stage matches were played from 30 March to 28 April 2013.[14]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Fiji Ba 6 5 1 0 16 4 +12 16
Vanuatu Amicale 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 6 1 1 4 7 15 −8 4
Papua New Guinea Hekari United 6 1 1 4 5 12 −7 4
  AMI BA HEK SOL
Amicale 1–2 2–0 2–0
Ba 2–0 2–0 5–0
Hekari United 0–0 1–3 2–1
Solomon Warriors 0–2 2–2 4–2

30 March 2013
15:00 UTC+11
Solomon Warriors Solomon Islands 0–2 Vanuatu Amicale
Report Masauvakalo Goal 64'
Gueye Goal 76' (pen.)
Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Nick Waldron (New Zealand)

30 March 2013
15:00 UTC+10
Hekari United Papua New Guinea 1–3 Fiji Ba
Jack Goal 50' Report Tiwa Goal 44'
Issa Goal 52'
Manuca Goal 90+2'

3 April 2013
15:00 UTC+11
Solomon Warriors Solomon Islands 2–2 Fiji Ba
Billy Goal 32'
Lea'alafa Goal 90+2'
Report Issa Goal 6'20'


13 April 2013
15:00 UTC+12
Ba Fiji 2–0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Tiwa Goal 18'
Issa Goal 80'
Report


17 April 2013
15:00 UTC+12
Ba Fiji 5–0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
Tiwa Goal 2'
Issa Goal 47'63'75'
Naioko Goal 86'
Report
Govind Park, Ba
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hillary Ani (Papua New Guinea)


20 April 2013
15:00 UTC+11
Amicale Vanuatu 1–2 Fiji Ba
Masauvakalo Goal 19' Report Suwamy Goal 60' (pen.)
Issa Goal 67' (pen.)

27 April 2013
15:00 UTC+12
Ba Fiji 2–0 Vanuatu Amicale
Issa Goal 60' (pen.)
Shaheed Goal 83'
Report

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
New Zealand Waitakere United 6 4 1 1 9 6 +3 13
New Zealand Auckland City 6 3 1 2 19 8 +11 10
French Polynesia Dragon 6 2 3 1 9 5 +4 9
New Caledonia Mont-Dore 6 0 1 5 7 25 −18 1
  AUC DRA MON WAI
Auckland City 1–3 12–2 0–1
Dragon 1–1 1–1 0–1
Mont-Dore 0–2 1–4 2–3
Waitakere United 1–3 0–0 3–1

30 March 2013
15:00 UTC+13
Waitakere United New Zealand 0–0 French Polynesia Dragon
Report
Fred Taylor Park, Auckland
Attendance: 300
Referee: Rakesh Varman (Fiji)

30 March 2013
15:00 UTC+11
Mont-Dore New Caledonia 0–2 New Zealand Auckland City
Report Souto Goal 61'
Dickinson Goal 67' (pen.)

7 April 2013
15:00 UTC+12
Waitakere United New Zealand 1–3 New Zealand Auckland City
Krishna Goal 55' Report Dickinson Goal 5'62' (pen.)
Souto Goal 51'
Fred Taylor Park, Auckland
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)

13 April 2013
15:00 UTC+12
Auckland City New Zealand 12–2 New Caledonia Mont-Dore
Dickinson Goal 4'34'43'
White Goal 8'
Souto Goal 9'
Bale Goal 18'
Bilen Goal 26'38'
Riera Goal 28'
Expósito Goal 61'65'81'
Report Bob Goal 46'
Painbéni Goal 78'


17 April 2013
15:00 UTC+12
Auckland City New Zealand 1–3 French Polynesia Dragon
Dickinson Goal 45+1' (pen.) Report T. Tehau Goal 76'
Vicelich Goal 84' (o.g.)
Graglia Goal 90+1'

17 April 2013
18:00 UTC+12
Waitakere United New Zealand 3–1 New Caledonia Mont-Dore
Palmer Goal 2' (pen.)
Krishna Goal 49'55'
Report Maou Goal 75'
Trusts Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 800
Referee: Kader Zitouni (Tahiti)


Semi-finals[edit]

In the semi-finals, the winner of Group A play the runner-up of Group B, and the winner of Group B play the runner-up of Group A. In each tie, teams play each other on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the group winners hosting the second leg. If the aggregate score is tied after the second leg, the away goals rule is applied. If away goals are also tied, extra time is played, and the away goals rule is applied again after extra time, i.e., if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still tied, the away team qualifies. If no goals are scored during extra time, the winner is determined by penalty shoot-out.[2]

The first legs were played on 4 and 5 May 2013, and the second legs were played on 11 and 12 May 2013.[15]

First leg[edit]


5 May 2013
15:00 UTC+12
Auckland City New Zealand 6–1 Fiji Ba
Expósito Goal 31'73'
Tade Goal 63'
White Goal 80'89'
Bilen Goal 86'
Report Manuca Goal 34'
Kiwitea Street, Auckland
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

Second leg[edit]

Auckland City won 7–1 on aggregate and advanced to the final.


Waitakere United won 4–1 on aggregate and advanced to the final.

Final[edit]

In the final, the two semi-final winners played each other over one match at a pre-determined venue, with extra time and penalty shoot-out used to decide the winner if necessary.[2] The final was played at Arena 2 of Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on 19 May 2013.

19 May 2013
15:45 UTC+12
Waitakere United New Zealand 1–2 New Zealand Auckland City
Coombes Goal 39' Report Dickinson Goal 16'
Feneridis Goal 19'
Mount Smart Stadium (Arena 2), Auckland
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)

Awards[edit]

Award[1] Player Team
Golden Ball Nigeria Sanni Issa Fiji Ba
Golden Boot Nigeria Sanni Issa Fiji Ba
Golden Gloves England Danny Robinson New Zealand Waitakere United
Fair Play Award Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors

Goalscorers[edit]

Preliminary stage[edit]

In the preliminary stage (preliminary round and play-off round), there were 37 goals in 7 matches, for an average of 5.29 goals per match.

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Cook Islands Leo Berlim Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 6
2 Samoa Mike Saofaiga Samoa Kiwi 4
Tonga Timote Maamaaloa Tonga Lotoha'apai United
Tonga Mark Uhatahi Tonga Lotoha'apai United
5 Cook Islands Grover Harmon Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 3
6 Cook Islands Campbell Best Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 2
Cook Islands Roger Manuel Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
Samoa Silao Malo Samoa Kiwi
10 American Samoa Puni Samuelu American Samoa Pago Youth 1
Cook Islands Hone Fowler Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
Cook Islands Twin Tiro Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
New Caledonia Loïc Bessières New Caledonia Mont-Dore
New Caledonia Pascal Kenon New Caledonia Mont-Dore
New Caledonia Jacques Wamytan New Caledonia Mont-Dore
Samoa Luki Gosche Samoa Kiwi
Tonga Soane Faupula Tonga Lotoha'apai United
Tonga Lafaele Moala Tonga Lotoha'apai United
Tonga Kilifi Uele Tonga Lotoha'apai United

Source:[16]

Final stage[edit]

In the final stage (group stage, semi-finals and final), there were 95 goals in 29 matches, for an average of 3.28 per match.

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Nigeria Sanni Issa Fiji Ba 9
2 England Adam Dickinson New Zealand Auckland City 8
3 Spain Manel Expósito New Zealand Auckland City 6
Fiji Roy Krishna New Zealand Waitakere United
5 French Polynesia Teaonui Tehau French Polynesia Dragon 4
6 Fiji Malakai Tiwa Fiji Ba 3
Croatia Mario Bilen New Zealand Auckland City
Spain Gustavo Souto New Zealand Auckland City
England Darren White New Zealand Auckland City
England Chris Palmer New Zealand Waitakere United
Solomon Islands Moffat Kilifa Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
Vanuatu Fenedy Masauvakalo Vanuatu Amicale
13 Fiji Tuimasi Manuca Fiji Ba 2
New Caledonia Jean-Pierre Bob New Caledonia Mont-Dore
New Caledonia Romain Painbéni New Caledonia Mont-Dore
New Zealand Alex Feneridis New Zealand Auckland City
New Zealand Jake Butler New Zealand Waitakere United
New Zealand Chad Coombes New Zealand Waitakere United
Papua New Guinea Raymond Gunemba Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Solomon Islands Gagame Feni Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
Solomon Islands Joses Nawo Vanuatu Amicale
22 Fiji Laisenia Raura Naioko Fiji Ba 1
Fiji Abbu Zahid Shaheed Fiji Ba
Fiji Avinesh Suwamy Fiji Ba
New Caledonia Loïc Bessières New Caledonia Mont-Dore
New Caledonia Dan Vakie New Caledonia Mont-Dore
Wales Chris Bale New Zealand Auckland City
Spain Albert Riera New Zealand Auckland City
Argentina Emiliano Tade New Zealand Auckland City
South Africa Ryan De Vries New Zealand Waitakere United
Papua New Guinea Nigel Dabingyaba Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Papua New Guinea Kema Jack Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Solomon Islands Joachim Waroi Papua New Guinea Hekari United
Solomon Islands Kidston Billy Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
Solomon Islands Micah Lea'alafa Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
French Polynesia Steevy Chong Hue French Polynesia Dragon
French Polynesia Sylvain Graglia French Polynesia Dragon
French Polynesia Andre Teikihakaupoko French Polynesia Dragon
French Polynesia Nicolas Vallar French Polynesia Dragon
Vanuatu Alphonse Bongnaim Vanuatu Amicale
Vanuatu Dominique Fred Vanuatu Amicale
Senegal Papa Gueye Vanuatu Amicale
Own goals
Rank Player Team Goals Opponent
1 New Zealand Ivan Vicelich New Zealand Auckland City 1 French Polynesia Dragon

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Auckland City book ticket to Morocco". oceaniafootball.com. May 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Regulations of the 2013 OFC Champions League" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. 
  3. ^ a b "Tonga counts down to O-League Preliminary". oceaniafootball.com. April 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "New-look OFC Champions League unveiled". oceaniafootball.com. December 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Men in Black retain national title". oceaniafootball.com. November 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Waitakere book 2013 O-League spot". oceaniafootball.com. March 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Canterbury grab inside running for O-League". oceaniafootball.com. April 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hekari claim fifth straight title". oceaniafootball.com. April 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Warriors wrap up title double". oceaniafootball.com. August 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Ligue wraps up with Dragon on top". oceaniafootball.com. April 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Amicale retain O-League spot with three-peat". oceaniafootball.com. May 16, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mont-Dore make it two in a row". oceaniafootball.com. December 21, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Draw for new-look OFC Champions League announced". oceaniafootball.com. February 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Match details confirmed for OFC Champions League". oceaniafootball.com. March 19, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Match details confirmed for semi-finals". oceaniafootball.com. April 30, 2013. 
  16. ^ "2013 O-League Preliminary Competition Summary" (PDF). Oceania Football Confederation. May 8, 2012. 

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