SuperCupNI 2017 Premier Draw summary

May 31, 2017 | Premier Section

Chilean side O’Higgins will hope to become only the second team in the history of the competition to reclaim the Premier crown.


The free-flowing South Americans wowed the crowds at SuperCupNI 2016, as they saw off 2015 champions Antrim in the semi-finals and Hibernian from Scotland in the final.


However, only Manchester United have successfully retained the Premier crown and O’Higgins will have their sights set on creating history in the last week of July.


They take on Japanese newcomers Komazawa on the opening day in one of the stand out fixtures from Tuesday’s draw at the Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick.


Last year’s Junior winners Right to Dream have yet to taste Premier success and they will face French regulars Vendee in their opening game.


County Antrim face English Premier League giants Newcastle United on the opening night, while County Londonderry will face Brazilian outfit Osasco.


Mexican regulars Club America will give Antrim another stern test on Tuesday, while there is an American derby with First Choice Soccer taking on GPS Bayern, with both sides making the step up to the Premier section after successful campaigns in the Junior section last summer.


Tournament newcomers Beijing Morinng Star United will be looking forward to taking on Newcastle United in one of their stand out fixtures, while Strikers FC will face Osasco from Brazil in a North America v South America clash.


Wednesday is all about the Northern Irish teams with three compelling derby clashes. Armagh take on Londonderry, while Fermanagh will pit their wits against County Down and Tyrone face Antrim on day three.


One of the favourites for the Premier crown, Right to Dream will have a tough task as they take on Osasco.


O’Higgins will hope to cement their place in the semi-finals against GPS Bayern, while Strikers FC take on regulars Otago.


*Credit, Sam Gamble @Sam_Gamble88



SuperCupNI 2017 – Premier draw


Otago (New Zealand) v Club America (Mexico)
Right to Dream (Ghana) v Vendee (France)
Komazawa Uni FC (Japan) v O’Higgins (Chile)
Beijing Morning Star United (China) v Co. Tyrone
Osasco (Brazil) v Co. Londonderry
GPS Bayern (USA) v Co. Fermanagh
First Choice Soccer (USA) v Co. Down
Strikers FC (USA) v Co. Armagh
Newcastle United (England) v Co. Antrim


O’Higgins (Chile) v Co. Tyrone
Otago (New Zealand) v Co. Londonderry
Vendee (France) Co. Down
Right to Dream (Ghana) v Co. Fermanagh
Club America (Mexico) v Co. Antrim
Komazawa Uni FC (Japan) v Co. Armagh
First Choice Soccer (USA) v GPS Bayern (USA)
Strikers FC (USA) v Osasco (Brazil)
Newcastle United (England) v Beijing Morning Star United (China)


Co. Armagh v Co. Londonderry
Co. Fermanagh v Co. Down
Co. Tyrone v Co. Antrim
Beijing Morning Star United (China) v Vendee (France)
Osasco (Brazil) v Right to Dream (Ghana)
GPS Bayern v O’Higgins (Chile)
First Choice Soccer (USA) v Club America (Mexico)
Strikers FC (USA) v Otago (New Zealand)
Newcastle United (England) v Komazawa Uni FC (Japan)