Titikaveka midfielder Teariki Piri controls possession against Puaikura in the 2020 football competition. Titikaveka will take on Nikao Sokattak today. CIFA Media/20103027
Titikaveka premier men’s side will be out for redemption when they take on Nikao Sokattak in round 12 of Rarotonga football competition at the CIFA complex in Matavera this afternoon.
During their first encounter at Teimurimotia Park, Titikaveka dominated but in round two, it was the Sokattak who came away with the win. The latter has remained unbeaten since that win.
In today’s much anticipated battle, both teams will be hoping to settle the stalemate from a win each in the 2020 season.
Titikaveka’s Akiona Tairi will be a key player for the southern side supported by the young Rua Tuakanangaro. The lethal pair will be keeping Nikao defenders on their toes.
With a lot of young and exciting talent combined with some experienced senior players, Nikao will prove a tough battle for the Titikaveka side.
Siblings Tamaiva and Toru Mateariki and Steven and Cahjun Willis will be key players for Nikao in both their attacking and defensive play. It is set to be an intense match as both teams will be giving it their all, eager to best the other.
In the women’s clash, Nikao will be hoping to turn the tables on Titikaveka after losing their previous encounters.
Both teams had their ups and downs with their matches against other teams and they both have equal chance to claim the maximum match points.
In the other match today, Tupapa Maraerenga FC will host Avatiu at Victoria Park.
- CIFA Media
CIFA complex, Matavera: Titikaveka FC-Nikao Sokattak FC – 11.15am Under 14 Boys (Ref: Poko Manuela, Assist: Jake Browne, Penina Katuke), 12.15pm Under 15 Girls (Ref: Tahiri Elikana, Assist: Theressa Kaukura, Alice Mitchell), 1.15pm Under 17 Men (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Robert Savage, Tahiri Elikana), 2.40pm Senior Women (Ref: Robert Savage, Assist: Alice Mitchell, Jake Browne), 4.15pm Premier Men (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Edmund Okirua, Tehainnah Tatuava). Victoria Park, Tupapa: Tupapa Maraerenga FC-Avatiu FC – 11.15pm Under 14 Boys (Ref: Merian Noovao, Assist: Aaron Simpson, Kataraina Piri), 12.15pm Under 15 Girls (Ref: Ua Savage, Assist: Kataraina Piri, Junior Savage), 1.15pm Under 17 Men (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: John Pareanga, Terry Piri), 2.40pm Senior Women (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Mata Iroa, Hei-Ura Peyroux), 4.15pm Premier Men (Ref: Paul Lynch, Assist: John Pareanga, Lai Gukisuva).