Pirae wins a first trophy for Tahiti in 0’League

Tahiti, May 9, 2024 – The final phase of the 2024 Oceania Champions League will take place in Tahiti from May 11 to 24 and will offer an exciting event for Pirae who will play all their matches at the Pater stadium in front of and for the public. expected many and all acquired to his cause. Orange makes its tournament debut in Group B against Vaisave Samoans. Pirae will try to offer a first Oceania Champions League to Tahitian (Site notre bureau spécialisé).

The 23e edition of the Oceania Champions League begins on Saturday at the Paea stadium with the first two matches of group A and continues on Sunday at the Pater stadium with the first day of group B in which Pirae features. The Oranges obtained their ticket for the event in March by winning in a two-legged play-off against Tefana (1-1, 1-1, 6-5 on the tab) at the Stade Pater. This qualification system served the cause of Pirae, vice-champion in 2023, to the detriment of Tefana, reigning champion. But Pirae, who helped to be crowned champion of Tahiti this season, has established himself as the most reliable representative at the moment for the colors of Tahiti (Site notre bureau spécialisé) in the Oceania Champions League; and can now offer a first trophy in the competition. Pirae in 2006, Tefana in 2012 and Venus in 2022 and are competing for a final but were all beaten by Auckland, double title holder and record holder of titles with eleven trophies.

The height of the New Zealand club can, however, be shaken up, the Papuans of Hekari and the Caledonians of Hienghène having demonstrated this in 2010 and 2019 by entering the winners of the Oceania Champions League. And Pirae is also experiencing his best in 2023 during the final O’League tournament, destined for Vanuatu. But the oranges lost in the semi-final and after overtime (4-2) against the Fijians of Suva who then shook Auckland in the final, only giving in in overtime (4-2).

Pirae has what it takes to win the Grail this year, especially since the Oranges are playing at home. His coach, Vatea Terai, does not hide the fact that his team’s ambitions are high: “The group is complete and recovering from all those affected by the flu epidemic. Everyone is participating in the regrouping in Hitia’a that we started on Tuesday to work on our preparation and strengthen team spirit. Of these two, they are fully mobilized for the O’League, both the players and the staff. Our first objective is to get out of our group to play in the semi-finals and then try to win the trophy, which seems within our reach by having the advantage of playing at home.