Football knockouts progress into semis

Wednesday December 06, 2017 Written by Published in Soccer

The Cook Islands Football Association knockout semi-finals start this afternoon at the CIFA Complex this afternoon in the age group grades.

 

The action kicks off at 4.15pm with the under-8 and U11 mixed teams.

The semis are sure to provide a real spectacle for fans as the remaining teams in the knockout competition try and press for a spot in the finals next week.

On field two, U8 mixed division top team Titikaveka, who have earned automatic entry into the semi-finals, will be eager to get back on the playing field.

They will be hoping to progress even further into the knockout competition and make the showdown. But they have to overcome a tough Takuvaine side in order to progress into the final.

In the other U8 mixed semis, Avatiu will square off with Puaikura.

Simultaneously, the U11 mixed teams will be battling it out on field one, with Puaikura set for a big clash against Nikao Sokattak and Takuvaine will be playing Avatiu.

Following these matches will be the semi-final match-ups in the U17 men’s division at 4.45pm at the CIFA Complex.

The U17 men’s division saw the underdogs make a big splash in the knockout competition last week.

Matavera, who were favoured to win their match against bottom-placed Puaikura, were in for a surprise when the latter came better prepared for their crucial do-or-die clash.

Tupapa Maraerenga were left stunned after Titikaveka came from behind to win 3-1.

Titikaveka will take on Puaikura, while Tupapa Maraerenga will face their biggest challenge - Nikao Sokattak, today.

            - CIFA Media

Fixtures

CIFA Field 1: Under 11 Mix 4.15pm Field 1: Puaikura-Nikao Sokattak (Ref: Emilie Pierce, Tehinnah Tatuava), 4.15pm Field 2: Takuvaine-Avatiu (Ref: Noel Mani, Dawn Bryson), CIFA Field 2: Under 8 Mix 4.15pm Field 1:  Titikaveka-Takuvaine Ref: Kura Smith, Nan Noovao, 4.15pm Field 2: Avatiu vs. Puaikura (Ref: Pierce Iripa, Dora Iripa)l; Under 17 Men – 4.45pm CIFA Field 1: Nikao Sokattak-Tupapa Maraerenga (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Lai Gukisuva and Amnish Prasad), 4.45pm CIFA Field 2: Puaikura-Titikaveka (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Moeroa Harmon, Noel Mani)

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