The New Zealand Football Federation put an end to the ocean nation’s Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic and the danger this poses for soccer players and fans. “Auckland City, leader with 37 points, is declared champion, which gives it a place in the next edition of the OFC Champions League“, announced on its official website the competition, which claimed to have agreed on the decision” with clubs and the government’s medical council. “ Auckland City thus added the 11th Premiership of its history, which came under the baton of the Spanish José Manuel Figueira and with Eñaut Zubikarai, Angel Berlanga Y Albert Riera in the template. Despite being benefited by the resolution Ivan Vukisch, president of the New Zealand entity, declared feeling “disappointed”. “No one wanted the season to end this way. Team Wellington was very close and Waitakere United, Eastern Suburbs AFC, Tasman United, Hamilton Wanderers and Southern United were fighting for a ‘play-off’ spot,” said the manager.The ‘Navy Blues’, who were awarded the Charity cup just a few days ago after defeating Eastern Suburbs 0-2, they were leaders, although only three points separated them from second place. At the time of suspension, two games remain for the end of the regular season. If everything had continued normally, the play-offs for the title would have been played later. Auckland was already affected by the suspension of the OFC Champions League, postponed until May 6.
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Finn Harps have signed Derry City striker Nathan Boyle on a season-long loan.Ollie Horgan has made no secret of the fact he wants to boost his options in the forward department, and the signature of Boyle will be a timely boost to his squad.Boyle featured for Derry City on a few occasions last year, and is highly regarded by the management at The Brandywell. However, the management at Derry feel it would be beneficial for Boyle to get regular first-team experience in the First Division with Finn Harps.Horgan has signed Garbahn Friel from Cockhill Celtic and is hoping he can add French striker Wilfried Tagbo to his squad he has been very impressive in pre-season.Harps have been in good form in pre-season and have yet to concede a goal in four matches.However, Ollie Horgan will not read too much into that ahead of the new season which gets underway next month. But the former Fanad United manager will no doubt be encouraged by his side’s form in pre-season. FINN HARPS SNAP UP DERRY CITY STRIKER ON LOAN was last modified: February 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Derry City FCFinn Harps FCNathan BoylenewssoccerSport