Champions league reverts to old format

The National,Wednesday June 29th, 2016

Oceania’s premier club competition, OFC Champions League has reverted to its old format which will see it spread across the Pacific region.
This will mean that football fans will have the chance to see their champion teams playing against their opponents at home.
For Hekari United FC franchise owner John Kapi Natto the change is a blessing in disguise.
“I had fought for years after sending a lot of email to the different club owners of the Oeania region (arguing) that Champions League must go back to the old format where we can popularise the game and the clubs needed to make money rather than spending money.”
Soccer fans will see their teams performing at home and this will inspire young upcoming players.
For the past two years, the OFC Champions League has been hosted in a single venue but that is set to change in 2017 after the OFC executive committee approved a format that will split the competition into four stages.
Stage 1 will be the preliminary competition for the national league champions of American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga which will open the competition calendar in 2017.