TSL race continues today
By Taromane Martin
LAWSON Tama Stadium will host Group D of the 2018 Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Champions League here in Honiara.
Group D, which features Team Wellington FC of New Zealand, AS Magenta FC of New Caledonia, the qualifier runner-ups and the TSL runner up, will play out from 24 February to 4 March here in Honiara.
The OFC Champions League 2018 will begin in Pago Pago, American Samoa in January with the four club champions from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga competing for the two remaining places in the final 16.
Apart from Solomon Islands, Vanuatu will host the Group A matches from 10 February to the 18th in Port Villa.
This group features Nalkutan FC of Vanuatu, Lae City Dwellers FC of PNG, Ba FC of Fiji and the winners of the qualifying stage.
Group B matches will be hosted in Tahiti and will see AS Dragon FC hosting AS Lossi FC of New Caledonia, Erakor Golden Star of Vanuatu and the TSL champion.
Group C matches will be played in Auckland, New Zealand from 24 February to 4 March.
This group features Lautoka FC of Fiji, Madang FC of PNG, As Venus FC of Tahiti and defending champions Auckland City FC of New Zealand.
Meanwhile, battle for the top two spots in the Telekom Soccer League (TSL) will continue today at Lawson Tama.
TSL mid week clash happening today will see third placed Henderson Eels FC taking on fifth placed Malaita Kingz FC at 4pm.
Eels who are currently with 20 points will need a win if they are to keep their hopes of a Champions league debut alive.
A win for them today will see them overtake second placed KOSSA FC who are currently with 21 points following their surprise 1-1 draw with Malaita Kingz FC last Saturday.
With table leaders Solomon Warriors FC already looking set to claim the title, both KOSSA FC, Henderson Eels FC and Marist FC know any slip ups in their remaining matches could cost them a spot for the 2018 OFC Champions League.