11 May 2012

Tough assignment for Auckland City

6:55 am on 11 May 2012

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

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.

Auckland are aiming for their third title, Tefana is hoping to be Tahiti's first champion, and they've never lost at home in this competition.

The aggregate winner of the final will qualify for the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, set to be held in Japan during December.