Do-or-die for Tupapa in football

Wednesday November 27, 2019 Written by Published in Soccer

The Puaikura U17 men will anxiously awaiting the results of the match to be played today between Nikao Sokattak and Tupapa Maraerenga as their Round Cup title hangs in the balance.

 

Both Tupapa and Nikao will target a win over each other and will likely put on a grand final performance in this final-round game as they battle out to better their final result.

Nikao need a win by 10 goals or more to get ahead of Tupapa and take second place.

Tupapa are a point behind Puaikura on the ladder and will need atleast a draw to retain the title.

Nikao Sokattak’s Alphy Ngire has been key to his sides victories this season. Ngire is also a sharpshooter and can score goals from a distance. Today he needs to be on top of his game to get his side through.

Tupapa’s Raiti Herman, and Aaron Simpson have shown ability to both score goals and create opportunities for their side this season.

The duo is likely to be key for Tupapa and they will spearhead their campaign to retain the DJ Gas U17 men’s round cup trophy.

The U9 and U11 mixed divisions face similar situation. Nikao Sokattak and Avatiu are fighting for the U9 mixed round cup trophy and Avatiu and Titikaveka battling for the chance to lift the Primefoods U11 mixed round cup trophy.

Today Nikao Sokattak plays Tupapa Maraerenga, Matavera-Ngatangiia will go up against Avatiu and Titikaveka faces off with Puaikura.

 

Furthermore, all matches initially to be held on CIFA’s field 2 (all U11 mixed matches and the U17 men’s match between Matavera-Ngatangiia and Avatiu) have been moved to the Takitumu school field.

-          CIFA Media

FIXTURES

Wednesday 27th November, 2019.

CIFA Field 1:                            Under 7 Mix

4.15pm Field 1:           Nikao Sokattak FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC

Ref: Ua Savage

4.15pm Field 2:           Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC

Ref: Eitiare Tangirere

4.15pm Field 3:           Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC

Ref: Lai Gukisuva

 

CIFA Field 1:                            Under 9 Mix

4.15pm Field 1:           Nikao Sokattak FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC

            Ref: Tehainnah Tatuava

4.15pm Field 2:           Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC

            Ref: Penina Katuke

4.15pm Field 3:           Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC

            Ref: Robert Savage, Tailei Noovao-Blake

 

Takitumu School:                   Under 11 Mix

4.15pm Field 1:            Nikao Sokattak FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC

Ref:  Junior Savage    

4.15pm Field 2:            Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC

Ref:  Kura Smith                                 

4.15pm Field 3:           Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC

Ref: Nicky Smith

                                    Under 17 Men

4.45pm CIFA Field 1:   Nikao Sokattak FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC

Ref: Lai Gukisuva                      Assist: Robert Savage, Tehainnah Tatuava

4.45pm Takitumu School: Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC

Ref: Maara Kaukura     Assist: John Pareanga, Kura Smith               

 

 

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