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President’s Welcome It is with enormous pleasure that I can welcome everyone taking part in the 2016 OFC Nations Cup to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Bringing this event to Papua New Guinea is something we have been working towards for some time and I am incredibly proud to not only be sharing the sights and sounds of our nation with the Oceania football family, but also introducing the people of Papua New Guinea to the best footballers our region has to offer. The OFC Nations Cup is the most prestigous event in the Oceania fotoball calendar. I would like to acknowledge the Papua New Guinea Football Association for their contribution to hosting this event, as well as the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC). The two bodies have been responsible for ensuring the logistics for the sucessful running of this tournament are in place. I would like to thank our OFC Partners, and the sponsors of this event, Telikom PNG, iRENA, TruTru Wara, Dream Inn and NCDC, without whom this tournament would not be possible. We saw with the XV Pacific Games that football is a hugely popular sport in Papua New Guiena and bringing the OFC Nations Cup to its capital will only help to raise the profile of this growing game. Sir John Guise Stadium will surely come alive as the eight countries fight to keep their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ hopes alive. Although the real prize for this event will be reserved for the winner, who will qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the top six sides will go on to contest stage three of World Cup qualifying.

Tahiti are the defending champions, making global headlines when they became the first nation outside of New Zealand or Australia to earn the regional title. OFC will provide extensive coverage throughout the tournametn and we also welcome members of the media - many of whom have travelled to Port Moresby from other parts of the Pacific and further afield - to share the remarkable stories of this event with the fans. Good luck to all the teams involved, I trust that all matches will be played in the spirit of fair play - and with the enjoyment that representing your country brings. Yours in football,

David Chung PNGFA President OFC President FIFA Vice-President


Business Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby Papua New Guinea is known as the land of a million journeys and a thousand languages.

Located in the Southern Provincial Region is Port Moresby, the capital city and gateway to all the sights, sounds, adventures and destinations in Papua New Guinea.

Welcome to Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea is the largest and most populous Melanesian country in Oceania. The most recent census was held in 2010 and had the nation’s offical population figures standing at six million, however predications are that six years later that number may have expanded to around 10 million.

Renowned for its amazing diversity both geographically and culturally, Papua New Guinea is made up of 22 provinces which are grouped into four provincial regions; Momase, the New Guinea Islands, the Highlands and Southern.

Port Moresby became the capital when the Territory of Papua and New Guinea was formed in 1945, and remaned the capital at independence in 1975. Home to over 250,000 inhabitants, the capital is a hub of government and commerical activity. This has created a melting pot of various ethnic groups and communities within the city limits as Government Haus and most international agencies are located here. Port Moresby is more than just a business hub however. Nestled right in the heart of the city is the country’s leading botanial and zoological park and gardens the Port Moresby Nature Park, showcasing Papua New Guinea’s unique flora and fauna. Just outside Port Moresby along the Sogeri Plateau is the gateway to the famous Kokoda trail, a major attraction for international adventurers from across the globe.


The OFC CupCup The OFCNations Nations

The quadrienniel OFC Nations Cup is the region’s premier international football competition which sees eight Oceania nations vie for the right to represent OFC at the FIFA Confederations Cup. The prestigious event also offers one of the most impressive trophies in the OFC cabinet. Measuring at 55cm high, the trophy took 65 hours to complete and was created entirely from silver plate by the Thomas Lyte team of expert silversmiths. The stunning tophy consists of a sphere upon which a map of Oceania is engraved - and three legs, which each have a different motif pattern reflecting the Melanesian, Polynesian and Maori cultures which make up the region. The plinth is made from mahogany and is stained to a rich dark finish. The logos of all 11 OFC Member Associations are engraved on the top band of the plinth, while the bottom features the OFC logo and a scroll of past Nations Cup winners.

FIFA Confederations Cup The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be held in Russia. Like the OFC Nations Cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup is held every four years and is contested by the holders of each of the six FIFA Confederation championships - UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC and OFC. Joining them is the current FIFA World Cup holder Germany and the host nation of Russia, bringing the number of teams up to eight.


Match Officials

Assistant Referees

Referees

John PAREANGA

COK

Ravitesh BEHARI

FIJ

Ravinesh KUMAR

FIJ

Médéric LACOUR

NCL

Avinesh NARAYAN

FIJ

Matt CONGER

NZL

Bertrand BRIAL

NCL

Nick WALDRON

NZL

Mark RULE

NZL

Amos ANIO

PNG

Folio MOEAKI

TGA

George TIME

SOL

Norman BAFINU SALI

PNG

Norbert HAUATA

TAH

Noah KUSUNAN

PNG

Kader ZITOUNI

TAH

Johnny ERICK

SOL

Joel HOPKEN

VAN

Philippe REVEL

TAH

Robinson BANGA

VAN

Tevita MAKASINI

TGA

Hilmon SESE

VAN

Referee Assessors Rod PELOSI

NZL

Tevita VEA

TGA

Jimmy WARAI

PNG

Neil POLOSO

SOL


Fiji

Fiji have been going from one high to another of late, qualifying for their first FIFA tournament - the FIFA U-20 World Cup - and more recently the Rio Olympic Games. Both of those were youth tournaments and now it is Fiji’s chance to prove themselves at senior level. In 2012 Fiji put on a decent display earning two draws and going down just 1-0 against New Zealand. It wasn’t enough to put them through to the semi-finals, but with a new coach at the helm and a professional in the ranks Fiji will be out to improve that record. Frank Farina has more than proven himself as a former player and coach for the Socceroos, he knows the importance of this competition. The same goes for Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna who is only too aware of where this competition sits on the global stage. The side is littered with young starts like Iosefo Verevou, Jale Dreloa and Setareki Hughes who will be holding their own alongside the team’s veterans. 1 Simionie TAMANISAU GK

13 Ilisoni LOGAIVOU FW

2 Avinesh SUWAMY MF

14 Kolinio SIVOKI DF

3 Remueru TEKIATE DF

15 Samuela NABENIA FW

4 Jale DRELOA

16 Malakai TIWA

DF

MF

5 Rusiate MATAREREGA FW

17 Taione KEREVANUA MF

6 Nickel CHAND MF

18 Laisenia RAURA MF

7 Pita BOLAITOGA FW

19 Amani MAKOE FW

8 Setareki HUGHES MF

20 Shaneel NAIDU GK

9 Roy KRISHNA

21 Alvin SINGH

FW

DF

10 Iosefo VEREVOU FW

22

11 Ilimotama JESE DF

23 Samuela KAUTOGA DF

Beniaminio

MATEINAQARA GK

12 Tevita WARANAIVALU FW Coach: Frank FARINA (AUS)


New Caledonia

After knocking out the favourites in 2012 New Caledonia were just one match away from securing an historic title. That honour eventually went to Tahiti and it’s not something the Caledonian side have forgotten. Time has seen the retirement of several key members of that 2012 squad, and coach Thierry Sardo has been able to bring in some new blood. The Bearunes and Wakanamunes bring talent and experience, and the return of Jean Philippe Saiko, César Zeoula and Judikael Ixoee from France will have a huge influence, as will the inclusion of the domestic league’s leading scorer Bertrand Kai. New Caledonia have been sturdy on the regional stage across all levels with their latest triumph the successful defence of their Pacific Games gold. With two second-place finshes in a row at the Nations Cup, this determined side is aiming to go one better this year. 1

Dimitri PETEMOU GK

13

Jean Brice WAKANAMUNE DF

2

Judikael IXOEE

DF

14

Jacky MEINDU

3

Joseph TCHACKO DF

15

Joerisse CEXOME MF

4

Georges BEARUNE DF

16

Jean Christ WAJOKA DF

5

Kevin NEMIA

FW

17

Georges GOPE-FENEPEJ FW

6

Cedric SANSOT

MF

18

Emile BEARUNE

DF

7

Joel WAKANAMUNE MF

MF

MF

19

Joseph ATHALE

8

Roy KAYARA

MF

20

Thomas SCHMIDT GK

9

Jean Philippe SAIKO FW

21

Jefferson DAHITE FW

10

César ZEOULA

MF

22

Jelen IXOEE

11

Bertrand KAI

FW

12

Loic WAKANAMUNE DF

GK

Coach: Thierry SARDO (NCL)


New Zealand

The All Whites have been building up to this event ever since Anthony Hudson was appointed to coach the side. While international matches have been few and far between, when the team has played they’ve managed to secure some decent results against high-ranking sides. The likes of captain Chris Wood, Michael McGlinchey, Marco Rojas and Michael Boxall will remember all too clearly the previous edition of the OFC Nations Cup in Honiara. There’s also a contingent of players who know the conditions well following the Olympic qualifiers in Port Moresby last year.

1

Stefan MARINOVIC GK

13

Monty PATTERSON FW

2

Kip COLVEY

DF

14

Rory FALLON

3

Matthew RIDENTON MF

15

Jeremy BROCKIE FW

4

Themistoklis TZIMOPOULOS

DF

16

Louis FENTON MF

5

Michael BOXALL

DF

17

Luke ADAMS DF

6

Bill TUILOMA

MF

19

Sam BROTHERTON DF

7

Kosta BARBAROUSES FW

20

Tom DOYLE DF

8

Michael MCGLINCHEY MF

21

Te Atawhai

9

Chris WOOD

FW

22

Logan ROGERSON FW

MF

23

Moses DYER MF

MF

24

Tamati WILLIAMS GK

10 Luka PRELEVIC 11 Marco ROJAS

FW

HUDSON-WIHONGI MF

12 Max CROCROMBE GK Coach: Anthony HUDSON (ENG)


Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s third place finish at the XV Pacific Games on home soil was the first sign that this is a team on the rise. As one of the most active national sides in recent years PNG have been building up to this competition for some time and with a new coach, Flemming Serritslev, at the helm they are in good hands. Experienced campaigners David Muta, Raymond Gunemba and Koriak Upaiga will be at the heart of the squad. Youngsters like Tommy Semmy and Felix Komolong have plenty of club experience but this will be new territory for them. There’s a lot at stake and every member of the squad will want to perform.

1 Ishmael POLE 1

GK

2 Daniel JOE 2

DF

3 Valentine NELSON DF 3 4 Alwin KOMOLONG MF 4 5 Felix KOMOLONG DF 5 6 Patrick AISA 6

FW

7 Raymond GUNEMBA FW 7 8 Michael FOSTER 8

MF

DF 13 Roland BALA Emmanuel SIMON MF 14 15 Philip STEVEN 16 Jeremy YASASA

DF

17 Jacob SABUA 18 Tommy SEMMY

MF

DF FW

DF 19 Koriak UPAIGA Ronald WARISAN GK 20

10 Obert BIKA 10

MF

21 Sammie CAMPBELL DF DF 22 Otto KUSUNAN

11 Wira WAMA 11

MF

23 Leslie KALAI

12 David MUTA 12

MF

10

9 Nigel DABINGYABA FW 9

GK

11 Coach: Flemming SERRITSLEV (DEN) 1


Samoa Samoa

Things could have gone better for Samoa in 2012 after the went home without a win from their first OFC Nations Cup. This time around they’ve got a new coach in charge, they’ve recruited heavily across Australia and New Zealand and they have been preparing ever since they triumphed in Stage 1. Scott Easthope has moved from an advisory role to the position of head coach, while former coach Phineas Young is now the assistant. The changes won’t ahve had too much effect on the players who remain determined to improve their standing and earn their first passage to Stage 3 of FIFA World Cup qualifying. With veteran Desmond Faaiuaso sure to add some flair up front, the addition of Jai Ingham will also be turning heads. The Melbourne Victory midfielder has earned his first call-up to represent Samoa and will bring a huge amount of skill and experience to the squad. 1

Faalavelave MATAGI GK

13 Lionel TAYLOR

MF

2

John HALL DF

14 Keone KAPISI

MF

3

Kaipo TAGALOA DF

15 Luki GOCSHE

FW

4

Filipo BURETA

DF

16 Marcus ALIMONTI DF

5

Jarrell SALE

DF

17 Joseph DAN-TYRELL MF

6

Ryan MARTIN

MF

18 Henry PUPI

7

Andrew MOBBERLEY MF

19 Lapalapa TONI

FW

8

Cameron MARTIN

20 Silao MALO

FW

9

Paulo SCANLAN MF

MF

DF

21 Samuel MALO

MF

10 Desmond FAAIUASO FW

22 Charlie TAPELU

GK

11 Jai INGHAM

FW

23 Ted SIVOKI

GK

12 Mike SAOFAIGA

FW

13 14

Coach: Scott EASTHOPE (NZL)


MATCH S

Match Schedule

28

Sunday May

Monday May

Tuesday May

29

30

31

Thursday

1

June

Friday June

2

3

MD 2

MD 3

MD 4

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16:00

16:00

16:00

16:00

1

NZL

PNG

VAN

PNG

VS

VS

VS

VS

FIJ

NCL

NZL

TAH

19:00

19:00

19:00

19:00

VAN

TAH

SOL

NCL

VS

VS

VS

VS

SOL

SAM

FIJ

SAM

GROUP A

1 2 3 4

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TAH NCL SAM PNG

1 2 3 4

New Zealand Solomon Islands Fiji Vanuatu

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5

6

7

MD 5

MD 6

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16:00

16:00

16:00

16:00

FIJ

SAM

1st

VS

VS

VAN

PNG

Wednesday June

8

Thursday June

9

REST

VS

Group A

Saturday June

11 MD 8

Group B

2nd

Friday June

10

MD 7

REST

Saturday June

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19:00

19:30

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Solomon Islands

Experience is where recent OFC B Licence accredited coach Moses Toata has put his faith coming into this competition. Talismanic attacking duo Benjamin Totori and Henry Fa’arodo, both well known across the Pacific football community, will lead the front line. At the back Solomon’s have safety in Nelson Sale, Bata Furi and Haddis Aengari, all three of whom are seasoned campaigners. Plenty of attention will be turned towards Auckland City FC striker Micah Lea’alafa who a lot of fans will be waiting to see. The dual international helped the Solomon Islands qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup earlier this year and will be doing his best to see the Bonitos through to their first regional title if he can. Aiding in that pursuit will be the expert technical eye of Lea’alafa’s Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx who has come on board as a technical advisor in the weeks leading up to kick off. 1

Phillip MANGO

GK

13 James NAKA

FW

2

Haddis AENGARI

DF

14 Moffat KILIFA

MF

3

Bata FURAI

DF

15 Jerry DONGA

FW

4

Fred FAKARI

DF

16 Gagame FENI

FW

5

Freddie KINI

DF

17 Nelson SALE

DF

6

Allen PETER

DF

18 Henry FA’ARODO MF

7

Dennis IFUNAOA

MF

19 Gibson DAUDAU MF

8

Paul WALE MF

20 Charlie OTAINAO MF

9

Benjamin TOTORI FW

22 Joses NAWO

MF

23 James DO’ORO

GK

10 Judd MOLEA

MF

11 Micah LEA’ALAFA FW 12 Samson KOTI

GK

Coach: Moses TOATA (SOL)


Tahiti

Defending a title is never an easy feat but Tahiti will be as determined to impress on the regional stage as they were four years ago. Steevy Chong Hue’s goal in the final of the 2012 OFC Nations Cup saw Tahiti through to an historic victory and the forward will be out to make a similar contribution here in Port Moresby. Assistant to Eddy Etaeta during that campaign, Ludovic Graugnard has stepped up to lead this side, and is relying on some seasoned campaigners to assist him. Defender Nicholas Vallar is joined by keeper Mikael Roche as well as Heimano Bourebare, Vincent Simon, Alvin Tehau and Henri Caroine to provide the base of experience. XV Pacific Games runner-up Fred Tissot brings youth to the equation along with Tauhiti Keck. 1

Mikael ROCHE

2

Taumihau TIATIA DF

3

Ricky AITAMAI

DF

4

Rainui AROITA

DF

5

Henri CAROINE MF

6

Temarii TINORUA FW

7

Tauatua LUCAS

FW

8

Tauhiti KECK

9

Teaonui TEHAU

GK

DF 13 Matatia PAAMA Heimano BOUREBARE MF 14 15 Bruno TETUANUI GK 16 Tamatoa TETAUIRA DF 17 Tefai FAEHAU 18 Vincent SIMON

MF

19 Alvin TEHAU 20 Fred TISSOT

MF

FW

DF

DF FW

FW

21 Nicholas VALLAR

10 Jay WARREN

MF

22

11 Mauaruu TEHINA

MF

23 Coach: Ludovic GRAUGNARD (FRA)

12 Steevy CHONG-HUE FW

10 11 12 13 14


Vanuatu

Vanuatu have an exciting line-up that could see them go far. Coach Moise Poida is one of the region’s most experienced and talented Pacific Island coaches and he’s been working with a large majority of these players in various teams over the past four years. The flair of Bong Kalo, Jacky Ruben, Don Mansale and Kensi Tangis will be well complimented by the defensive stability of Brian Kaltack and Jason Thomas. Vanuatu has a strong academy programme and many of this squad are graduates. They’ve done well on the regional stage at youth level and while they’ve fallen short of the final hurdle they’ve gotten closer with each attempt and this could well be the year they peak. 1

Seiloni IARUEL

GK

13 Nemani ROQARA MF

2

Brian KALTACK

DF

14 Bong KALO

MF

3

Kevin SHEM

DF

15 Daniel NATOU

MF

4

Jason THOMAS

DF

16 Tony KALTACK

FW

5

Jacques WANEMUT DF

17 Jean KALTACK

FW

6

Ignace Yamak

18 Fenedy MASAUVAKALO FW

7

Samuel KALOROS DF

19 Kensi TANGIS

8

Remy KALSARAP

DF

20 Chikau MANSALE GK

9

Bill NICHOLLS

MF

DF

FW

21 Kaloran FIRIAM

GK

10 Dominique FRED MF

22 Jacky RUBEN

MF

11 Raoul COULON MF

23 Don MANSALE

MF

12 Zica MAHUNI 13 14

MF Coach: Moise POIDA (VAN)


History 1973

Champion: New Zealand / Runner-up: Tahiti / Third: New Caledonia / Fourth: New Hebrides (now Vanuatu)

New Zealand beat Tahiti 2-0 in the final

1980

Champion: Australia / Runner-up: Tahiti / Third: New Caledonia / Fourth: Fiji Australia beat Tahiti 4-2 in the final

1996

Champion: Australia / Runner-up: Tahiti / Third: New Zealand / Fourth: Solomon Islands Australia beat Tahiti 6-0 and 5-0 in the two-legged final to win 11-0 on aggregate

2000

Champion: Australia / Runner-up: New Zealand / Third: Solomon Island / Fourth: Vanuatu Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in the final

2002

Champion: New Zealand / Runner-up: Australia / Third: Tahiti / Fourth: Vanuatu New Zealand beat Australia 1-0 in the final

2004

Champion: Australia / Runner-up: Solomon Islands / Third: New Zealand / Fourth: Fiji Australia beat Solomon Islands 5-1 and 6-0 in the two-legged final to win 11-1 on aggregate

2004

Champion: Australia / Runner-up: Solomon Islands / Third: New Zealand / Fourth: Fiji Australia beat Solomon Islands 5-1 and 6-0 in the two-legged final to win 11-1 on aggregate

2008

Champion: New Zealand / Runner-up: SNew Caledonia / Third: Fiji / Fourth: Vanuatu New Zealand win the title after finishing top of the table with five wins and one loss

2012

Champion: Tahiti / Runner-up: New Caledonia / Third: New Zealand / Fourth: Solomon Islands Tahiti beat New Caledonia 1-0 in the final


Media The OFC Nations Cup will be covered extensively with live streaming and live text updates, match summaries, news, photos and highlights of all 15 games availabel via oceaniafootball.com and through the Official OFC social media channels. OFC TV in partnership with EMTV will provide coverage from Port Moresby’s Sir John Guise Stadium as the hosts battle it out with Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tahiti and Vanuatu for Oceania’s most coveted footballing prize. Television broadcasters have been offered the rights through OFC TV with a number of them coming on board to bring this event into the homes of football fans across the Pacific. Rights-holders taking all games are EMTV in Papua New Guinea, Samoa Broadcasting, VBTC in Vanuatu, TTV in Solomon Islands. SBS is also taking all the games delayed. NC1ére in New Caledonia have taken all Les Cagous group matches, TNTV in Tahiti has dones the same. Sky TV in New Zealand will screen all the All Whites matches plus the semi-finals and final. Check your local listings for further details..

Media Contacts Jacqueline Tran Van OFC Head of Media & Communications M: +675 7551 1859 E: jacqueline@oceaniafootball.com

Tui McKendrick Head of OFC TV M: +675 7551 1836 E: tui.mckendrick@oceaniafootball.com


#ENDviolence steps up at Nations Cup

The next phase of the #ENDviolence campaign being run by OFC and UNICEF will kick-off at the OFC Nations Cup in Papua New Guinea. #ENDviolence got underway at the OFC Champions League in April, where OFC TV filmed key players from across the Pacific sharing messages about the need to respect women and children.

attend the Nations Cup then these national players will have enough influence to encourage change in the children.” The campaign activities in Papua New Guinea are being led by PNGFA Just Play Project Manager Brendan Sanga. Together with UNICEF Papua New Guinea, Sanga will coordinate the Urban Youth programme, training 200 unemployed youth to work as volunteers at the Nations Cup.

OFC Head of Social Responsibility and International Relations Franck Castillo believes the film is key to reaching the This programme will be extended to the audience of young children that #ENDvio- FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, where a lence is aimed at. further 600 youth will be trained. “Creating a film that shows national team players opposing violence towards women and children is the only way to influence the young generation of boys that the campaign is aimed at,” Castillo says. “Children that do not have respect for women will not listen to a women telling them to change. “They need to hear it from someone they look up to, and if these children are passionate enough about football to

The #ENDviolence campaign was developed by OFC in collaboration with UNICEF. It focuses on ending violence towards women and children through awareness campaigns which will be ongoing in 10 countries across the Pacific throughout 2016. To join in the campaign, hold up the back page of this programme during half-time of the OFC Nations Cup final and help us imake a stand to #ENDviolence across Oceania.


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Final

June 11, 2016

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