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VFF Champions League finals await

Luganville is hosting this year's VFF Champions League. Photo Credit: VFF Media

The stage is set for the semi-finals in this year’s VFF Champions League in Vanuatu.

RueRue FC topped Group A with three victories from as many matches and will meet the Malampa Revivors from Group B, while Group B winners Galaxy will tackle Kraisun FC.

Both matches are scheduled to be played in Luganville on Thursday with the grand final due to take place on Saturday.

Galaxy have been particularly dominant in pool play scoring 20 goals while only conceding one in their three wins.

In Tahiti, AS Vénus claimed the Tahiti Cup with a 2-1 victory over AS Pirae in the final.

In the women’s national knockout competition, the President’s Cup, Pirae beat AS Dragon on penalties after the match finished 0-0.

Catch the latest action from Tahitian football below. Please note this is a French language video.

Hienghène Sport suffered their first defeat of this year’s Super Ligue in New Caledonia as they went down 3-0 to SC Ne Drehu during the weekend.

That result meant Tiga Sport closed the gap to only two points after they got the better of RC Poindimié 5-1, while AS Kunie are in fourth after beating JS Baco 4-1.

In the league’s other matches, Qanono Sport topped Dumbéa FC 3-1, AS Wetr edged AS Mont-Dore 2-1, and Magenta drew 1-1 with Horizon Patho.

The 13-team Super Ligue is two weeks away from completing its first round of matches.

Football Federation American Samoa recently held an outdoor futsal competition.

There were 11 teams in both the men’s and women’s divisions with a round-robin format in place.

Vaiala Tonga beat Royal Puma 7-2 in the men’s final, while the Black Roses topped Pansa 5-1 to claim glory in the women’s competition.

Vaiala Tonga’s Petuliki Pouli was named the men’s tournament’s Most Valuable Player and he also claimed the Golden Boot award. Rochelle Lui (Black Roses) achieved the same awards double in the women’s section.

The victorious Black Roses. Photo Credit: FFAS Media

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) held their Ordinary Congress this week, which followed a two-day workshop in Honiara.

In the men’s S-League, Waneagu FC produced the upset of the year when they defeated the defending champion Henderson Eels 2-1 during the weekend.

After four rounds of the new season, Waneagu are at the top of the standings, ahead of Central Coast FC on goal difference.

During the weekend, Central Coast beat Laugu United 3-1, Southern United topped Honiara City 5-2, Isabel United edged Kula 2-1, Marist topped Kossa 3-2, and the Solomon Warriors defeated Real Kakamora 4-0.

The Solrais Women’s Premier League returned for the second half of the season during the weekend and the table-topping Solright FC beat Borderline 8-1, while Frigates United caused an upset with a 3-0 win over Koloale FC.

In other matches, Naha FC beat West Honiara 6-2, the RSIPF Royals beat Marist 3-0, and Ha’arosia FC squeezed past Haura FC 1-0.

The Youth Solomon Cup for U-16s is running this week and results can be found on SIFF’s Facebook page.

Last Friday, New Zealand Football confirmed their men’s and women’s squads for the Tokyo Olympics.

In their men’s National League, Auckland City were held to a 2-2 draw in the Northern League during the weekend.

Despite the result, City remain 10 points clear at the top of the table with Auckland United, who drew 1-1 with Bay Olympic, in second.

In the Northern League’s other Round 13 fixtures, Eastern Suburbs AFC remained in third following their 1-1 draw with Western Springs, while Melville United moved to fourth courtesy of a 1-0 win over the Northern Rovers.

North Shore United left the West Coast Rangers at the bottom of the table with a 4-1 win, while the Hamilton Wanderers and Birkenhead United drew 3-3.

In the Central League, the Miramar Rangers remained on the top of the ladder after beating North Wellington 5-2, Wellington Olympic AFC held onto second as they dispatched the Napier City Rovers 3-0, Lower Hutt held firm in third as they hammered Wainuiomata 12-1, and Western Suburbs drew 2-2 with Wairarapa United.

The game between Waterside Karori and Petone was abandoned due to an on-field injury.

Football remains on hold in Fiji due to COVID-19.

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