Champions of the Telekom S-League 2018 league proper will earn the right to host Group D of the OFC Champions League next year at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara.
According to the OFC Champions League 2019 official draw, “Group D will see a return to the Solomon Islands where the winner of the S-League will also earn the right to host following the success of 2018”, statement on OFC site reads.
“Auckland City FC will travel for the first time in two years after being drawn into Group D where they will be joined by AS Magenta of New Caledonia who return to Honiara for a second year running, with the Qualifier winner to join them.”
Based on current S-League standings, defending Champions Solomon Warriors and Henderson Eels are in prime position to claim top spot with only four matches remaining.
This year Marist FC hosted the Group D on home soil where they finished second behind reigning Oceania Champions Team Wellington and went on to loss in the semi-finals in an home and away tie against Lautoka FC.
Solomon Islands poster boy Micah Lea’alafa will be having the chance to play in front of the home crowd with Auckland City.
Meanwhile, Group Stage of the OFC Champions League 2019 will be held on dates yet to be confirmed from February to March.