The Cook Islands under-19 men’s team has vowed to bounce back after losing in their opener against Tonga but the side faces a tough task against Samoa today at 4.30pm at the CIFA Complex.
Cook Islands faced a disappointing 3-0 defeat to a resurgent Tongan side, while Samoa flexed their muscle against their neighbours American Samoa, on the opening day of the OFC U19 Championship Qualifier on Saturday.
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.