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Saturday 22 October 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in

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Rivals to meet in football clash
Tupapa’s Daniel Taokia fights for possession against Avatiu. Tupapa will take on Nikao this afternoon. CIFA MEDIA/2102125

This weekend’s football clash has been one the fans have been itching to see, last year’s Tower Insurance Premier Mens champions Nikao Sokattak will be taking on Tupapa’s soldiers in black.

The two teams face off since the 2021 football finals, at Nikao football field this afternoon.

Today’s match will be confirmation of who will sit comfortable in the driving seat with Nikao and Tupapa yet to taste defeat in the Rarotonga football competition.

Nikao Sokattak brings a powerful lot of footballers when taking on any team, with their steadfast forward Julius David, to hold down the front line, when going up against Tupapa’s Peni Kitiona and Dave Milanovic, who safeguard their goal.

In this match, possession will be key for both sides, as any opportunity to score will not be taken lightly.

Nikao’s Tamaiva Mateariki has to remain sturdy when taking on Tupapa attackers and players like Lee Harmon, a footballer who threatens the goal in most matches.

In the Islander Senior Women’s division, Tupapa Maraerenga’s ladies in black will be up against Nikao.

After their loss to Puaikura in a previous match, the ladies in black are without a doubt going to tear the field up hunting for goals and three points to stay on top. Nikao’s ladies, competitive as ever, aren’t going to let a win go easily, as this is a home game, their A game will be needed in order to give Tupapa a run for their money.

Opening up today’s match will be the U15 Boys at 11.15am, followed by the U15 Girls match, these games are ones not to miss, so be ready for a Saturday full of amazing football.

  • CIFA MEDIA

Fixtures

Nikao field11.15am Under 15 Boys. Nikao Sokattak FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Theressa Kaukura, Penina Katuke), 12.15pm  Under 15 Girls. Nikao Sokattak FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Carl Fredrick, Ratai Kaukura), 1.15pm Under 18 Men. Nikao Sokattak FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Penina Katuke, Maara Kaukura

2.40pm Senior Women. Nikao Sokattak FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Theressa Kaukura, Carl Fredrick), 4.15pm Premier Men. Nikao Sokattak FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Penina Katuke, John Pareanga). At Aretere Park, Avatiu – 11.15am Under 15 Boys. Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Merian Noovao, Assist: Jaceliene Nand, Tailei Blake), 12.15pm Under 15 Girls. Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Ua Savage, Assist: Noovao Blake, Mata Iroa), 1.15pm Under 18 Men. Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Terry Piri, Assist: Robert Savage, Kimberly Uini), 2.40pm Senior Women. Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Mata Iroa, Assist: Ua Savage, Merian Noovao), 4.15pm Premier Men. Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Robert Savage, Assist: Kimberly Uini, Junior Savage).