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Saturday 25 August 2012 | Published in Soccer

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The Cook Islands Football Association complex and the Avatiu Swamp will be the two venues to catch all the soccer action today.

In the 2012 Lotto Premiership – Avatiu will host Arorangi at the Swamp while Takuvaine and Tupapa players will go head to head at the CIFA complex.

At the Swamp – Avatiu will be feeling confident with the home ground advantage and will want to get off to a good start after finishing sixth last season.

On the other hand, Arorangi, who finished ahead of Avatiu last year, will be looking to improve on their 2011 placing.

At the CIFA complex – last year’s round cup champions Tupapa Maraerenga will be the favourites in today’s clash against the Takuvaine Red Devils.

However, with the absence of Tupapa mid field duo Grover Harmon, Roger Manuel and striker Paavo Mustonen who have transferred to Nikao Sokattak, Takuvaine could be in for a real chance to achieve a good result.

Referee appointments for today at the Avatiu swamp, Avatiu vs Arorangi – 1.00pm-Under 14 Girls, Ref: Pare Tangata, Assist: Kimiora Makitae & Anabeth Tetauru, 1.45pm-Under 14 Boys, Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Kimiora Makitae & Lloyd Murare, 2.30pm-Senior Women, Ref: Mike Mouauri, Assist: Mosman Baker & Anabeth Tetauru, 4.00pm-Premier Men, Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Mike Mouauri & Paavo Mustonen.

Referee appointment for today at the CIFA complex, Takuvaine vs Tupapa – 1.00pm-Under 14 Girls, Ref: Melanie Wilson, Assist: Ua Savage & Louison Atetu, 1.45pm-Under 14 Boys, Ref: Billy Tiro, Assist: Murray Wilson & Vaka Nootai, 2.30pm-Senior Women, Ref: Robert Savage, Assist: Louison Atetu & Murray Wilson, 4.00pm-Premier Men, Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Robert Savage & Melanie Wilson.