14 Apr 2015

Sport: Hosts closing in on O-League semis

11:18 am on 14 April 2015

The Oceania Champions League resumes in Fiji on Tuesday with hosts Ba a chance to seal an early berth in the semi finals.

The Men In Black beat New Caledonia's FC Gaitcha at the weekend and next face Samoan champions Lupe Ole Soaga, who drew with Tahiti's AS Pirae.

Fiji's Ba Football Team during the 2015 OFC Champions League

Fiji's Ba Football Team Photo: OFC

Another win on home soil would be enough to guarantee top spot in Group A and a place in the knockout rounds, for the second year running, provided Pirae and Gaitcha can't be separated in the Francophone derby.

Meanwhile in Group B, last year's O-League finalists Auckland City and Amicale are looking to make it two from two against Western United and Suva, which would set up a blockbuster final group match this weekend.

The Champions League is poised to reach a milestone of its own with the second goal scored on Tuesday to be the 1000th in the competition's history.