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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Lawson Tama to host first leg of OFC O-League final between Kossa and Waitakere

Kossa FC will host the first leg of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) O-League final against Waitakere United at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara on Saturday 26 April 2008.

Waitakere will then host the Solomon Island champions in the return leg at Douglas Field, Trusts Stadium in Auckland on Sunday 4th May.

Waitakere United qualified for the OFC O-League final after holding Auckland City to a draw in the final match of Group A. Waitakere finished the group one point ahead of their intercity rivals and will now have their sights focused on becoming the OFC O-League champions for the second successive year.

Kossa qualified for their first ever OFC O-League final after beating Fijian champions Ba in the final round of Group B. It was the first time Ba has ever been beaten on home soil in the OFC O-League and the result was met with scenes of celebration throughout Honiara and the Solomon Islands.

There will be a strong Solomon Island influence in the finals when Waitakere duo Benjamin Totori and Commins Menapi clash with their international teammates and a large crowd is expected in Honiara for the first leg.

The winner of the OFC O-League final will earn a place at the FIFA Club World Cup – Japan 2008. The kick off times for both games are still to be confirmed.

Source: OFC

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