THE VANS premier men’s title contender Puaikura will take on defending champions Tupapa Maraerenga at their home turf in the feature match today.
THE FEATURE match in the Vans premier men’s division for round three will take place at the Nikao Field today between hosts Nikao Sokattak and Titikaveka.
THEIR U20 Championship campaign may have been over after match day two of the OFC tournament in Vanuatu, however, for the Cook Islands there was plenty to celebrate.
New to the level of this competition in the region, they came in as the underdogs carrying the smallest contingent of players to Vanuatu.
With only 16 players it was already a difficulty they took with them into the tournament and although they brought an expectation to have their work cut out for them, the performance of the Cook Islands during matches saw them leave everything on the field to impress those more familiar with higher-level competition.
NIKAO Sokattak side notched a 5-0 win over Titikaveka in their third Vans premier men’s match in the 2016 Rarotonga football season at the Nikao Field last Saturday.
VANUATU’S Kamewa School has been showing their tremendous support for the Cook Islands Under-20 football team from the start of the OFC U20 Championship in Vanuatu.