Labasa Women’s FC, representing Fiji, are set to make history as they participate in the inaugural OFC Women’s Champions League held in Papua New Guinea this week.
Known for their dominance in the local women’s football scene, Labasa women footballers aim to maintain their winning form at the regional level when they take to the pitch at Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby, starting Thursday.
Labasa FC president, Rayaz Khan, told OFC of the team’s excitement and preparedness for the tournament. He said that they are not just participating to fill in the numbers but are determined to win the first-ever OFC Women’s Champions League title.
Labasa Women have been a force to reckon with in the Digicel Women’s Super League (DWSL) since 2021. They secured the league title in 2022 and won the inaugural Pillay Garment Champions v Champions series this year by defeating Ba Women 4-3. Their consistent success in the domestic arena led to their qualification for the OFC Women’s Champions League 2023. In the current season, they remain unbeaten and currently lead the DWSL standings.
Labasa Women’s FC OFC Champions Leagues fixtures (All in PNG time):
Thursday, June 1: Labasa Women’s FC vs. Kiwi FC at 12pm
Saturday, June 3: Labasa Women’s FC vs. Koloale FC at 12pm
Monday, June 5: Labasa Women’s FC vs. AS Academy Féminine at 5pm
Saturday, June 10: Labasa Women’s FC vs. Hekari United at 5pm
Photo: Papua New Guinea Football