13 May 2012

Auckland City can overcome the heat

1:27 pm on 13 May 2012

The Auckland City football club will have to overcome Tefana's artificial pitch and the heat if they're to win the O-League title in Tahiti this afternoon.

Auckland take a 2-1 lead after the first leg, but no New Zealand side has ever won at the Stade Louis Ganivet in Papeete in the 2-years Tefana have been in the O-League.

The Auckland manager Ramon Tribulietx says while they only need a draw, they won't be holding back and are hoping to pick up an early goal.

He also says the local conditions are something his side can overcome.

The winner of the O-League will represent Oceania at the Club World Cup in Japan later this year.