Sport: Amicale not aniticipating any surprises in O-League opener

Amicale FC coach Nathan Hall believes his team can be right up there come the latter stages of the Oceania Champions League but admits he doesn't know a lot about their first up opponents Dragon from Tahiti.

Amicale clinched their fourth straight Port Vila Premier League title last month and have played a handful of friendly matches since to remain match-ready.

The club finished third in last year's O-League and are keeping things simple ahead of their first match today in Lautoka.

"I've seen a DVD of their match against Auckland from last year so I know that their style of play is more or less the same. They've got the same coach so I don't think there's a lot of changes technically or in terms of the way they play. We've just got to play our game - we need to make sure we start quickly and play the way that we know how to play and, as the game goes on, we will have a look at Dragon and depending on the way they play and how they take the game to us will depend on any changes tactically that we might make as the game goes on".

Amicale FC coach Nathan Hall

Next story in Pacific: Sport: Opening wins for Tafea and Ba in O-League