Football season kicks-off in Cook Islands

Football is officially back in Cook Islands as the 2020 season kicked-off last week. Current league champions Tupapa Maraerenga had a strong start as they won their both male and female opening games.

The current champions have beaten Matavera Ngatangiia FC by 3-0 as Geoffrey Strickland and Paavo Mustonen scored once each while the remaining goal was an own-goal. Nikao Sokattak was another team that won by 3-0 as they have beaten Avatiu. In the third and last meeting of 2020 Vans Premiership’s opening round, Puaikura overcame Titikaveka with a goal scored by Dwayne Tiputoa from the penalty stpot to seal the 1-0 win.

Strickland scored one of Tupapa’s goals

In the Women’s league, Tupapa Maraerenga and Puaikura grabbed their first three points of the season while the contest between Nikao Sokattak and Avatiu was a nil-nil draw. You can check the current standings of both leagues by clicking here.

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