The Cook Islands Under-19 national men’s team is optimistic heading into their opening OFC Under-19 Championship qualifiers match this weekend.
Football equipment and transportation worth $247,000 were blessed and officially handed over to the Mangaia Football Association on Tuesday.
The continuous rain that has hit Rarotonga is not doing any favours for the organisers of a regional football competition to be held on the island later this month.
In a little under two weeks, the under-19 teams of Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa and host team Cook Islands will compete at the Oceania Football Confederation U19 Championship Qualifiers at the CIFA Complex in Matavera.
The stage is set for the finals of the 2018 National Football Championship, with teams from Mauke, Takitumu, Avarua and Aitutaki battling it out for supremacy at the CIFA Complex in Matavera today.
The ongoing National Football Championship is living up to expectations as the men’s and women’s teams are producing some great performances to entertain the many supporters at the CIFA Complex and Takitumu School.