A defiant Puaikura gave their all but it wasn’t enough to secure them a historic victory at the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League in New Caledonia on Tuesday night.
Puaikura will be hoping to pick some inspiration from their gutsy performance in the OFC Champions League opener in a bid to get their first win in the competition.
Team Wellington have got an early jump on their OFC Champions League rivals in Group B with a 4-1 win over Puaikura FC while Ba and host club Hienghène Sport battled to a 1-1 draw on Match Day one in Koné, New Caledonia.
Ahead of a busy 2017 football calendar, the Cook Islands Football Association is now opening doors to anyone who is interested in joining its referees department.
Cook Islands Cricket Association is rubbing its hands in glee hoping for some good news from the international cricket governing body.
The history-making Puaikura side is keen to finish their 2017 OFC Champions League Qualifier on a high today at Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.