Tupapa’s Sunai Joseph clears the ball away from Nuku Mokoroa of Nikao. CIFA MEDIA/22121611
The 2022 Rarotonga football season culminates with the Knockout Cup finals at the CIFA Complex in Matavera.
Complex will be buzzing with uplifting energy as the youths and seniors will be
going all out in their final matches of the season.
the standard for this final day at 11:15am will be the U15 Girls, featuring Avatiu
golden girls and Tupapa Maraerenga’s young guns in black. This game will be
followed up by Avatiu’s boys of steel, up against Matavera’s maroon masters,
who will complete all youth division matches.
up for the senior women and premier men’s matches will be the hard-hitting U18
Men’s game that will begin at 1:15pm, with Nikao Sokattak and Tupapa
senior women’s will star Titikaveka’s ladies in blue who fought their way
through Puaikura last week to get a chance at the Knockout Cup. This time they
will be facing a tough lot of ladies from Tupapa Maraerenga, so this match will
be heated from start to finish.
the feature match of the day and season, Nikao Sokattak and Tupapa Maraerenga
will battle it out for the premier men’s title.
will be looking at regaining their faith by taking over the show, while Tupapa
Maraerenga are aiming to take another trophy back after reclaiming the Round
Sokattak’s star goalkeeper Tahiri Elikana will be the toughest to break in this
match, as he will be closely tracking any Men in Black daring to score against
his side. Twin brothers Dwayne and Jordan Matapo will be providing extra cover,
standing tall in defence against Tupapa forwards.
Sunai Joseph and Marcus Gibbens will be reckless in front, taking through as many
long balls towards the goal as they can, hoping to outsmart Elikana in between
Maraerenga defenders Oscar Wichman and Ronnie Sakai will be providing cover
against the yellow and red brigade, especially striker Nuku Mokoroa, who has
proven lethal with possession this season.
premier match kicks off at 4.15pm.
CIFA Complex, Matavera – 11.15am: Under 15 Boys.
Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: John Pareanga. Assist: Carl Fredrick, Teina
Savage), 12.15pm: Under 15 Girls. Avatiu FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Ua
Savage. Assist: Penina Katuke, Matilda Auua), 1.15pm: Under 18 Men. Tupapa
Maraerenga FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Paul Luiz Van Eijk. Assist: Junior
Savage, John Pareanga), 2.40pm: Senior Women. Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs
Titikaveka FC. (Ref: Robert Savage. Assist: Poko Manuela, Lai Gukisuva), 4.15pm:
Premier Men. Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Terry Piri. :
Maara Kaukura, Kimberly Uini)