The conclusion of the 2019 Super Ligue confirmed the all-round dominance of New Caledonia’s Hienghene Sport as they became the first club to complete an historic triple – the Super Ligue, the Coupe de Calédonie and the OFC Champions League.
Their final match of the domestic season saw Felix Tagawa’s side secure a 4-1 victory over Horizon Patho, which confirmed their place at the top of the standings with 65 points to domestic rival AS Magenta’s 63.
The title means they will have the opportunity to defend another of their titles in 2020, the OFC Champion League. It will be no easy feat for the side as they find themselves having to travel to Papua New Guinea where they have been grouped with New Zealand debutants Eastern Suburbs, Vanuatu’s Galaxy FC and the returning PNG runners-up Hekari United who hold the title of being the first club outside New Zealand or Australia to claim the coveted silverware.
Having achieved the apex of all that can be achieved during a season in New Caledonia and Oceania, Hienghene can take a well deserved break before returning in 2020 to defend all three titles.