Nikao Sokattak is qualified for 2022 OFC Champions League final round

Nikao Sokattak FC has been selected for the final round of the OFC Champions League 2022 after once again an OFC tournament cancels the preliminary round because of flight restrictions. The announcement was made by the Oceania Football Confederation on its website. The criteria used to give the classification to Nikao Sokattak FC was theContinue reading “Nikao Sokattak is qualified for 2022 OFC Champions League final round”

Cook Islands and Vanuatu out of FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Vanuatu and the Cook Islands are out of the World Cup qualifiers. According to local resources, both sides had a large number of positive cases of COVID-19 in their squads which forced them to leave the tournament. It was reported by Vanuatu Football Federation that the vast majority of their players and officials have testedContinue reading “Cook Islands and Vanuatu out of FIFA World Cup qualifiers”

Solomon Islands beat Cook Islands in the opening game of the World Cup qualifiers

Solomon Islands and Cook Islands faced each other today – 17th March – in a World Cup qualifier. It was the return of the Cook Islands team to official matches after 7 years. For all the circumstances involving the two teams the Solomon Islands were the favorites for the match and they had to showContinue reading “Solomon Islands beat Cook Islands in the opening game of the World Cup qualifiers”

Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 1

Today – 17th March – begins the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers for OFC. In the race we have eight teams battling for a place in the intercontinental playoff. Unlike in other editions, this time the qualifiers will be held in Doha, Qatar in a tournament format, identical to the OFC Nations Cup – theContinue reading “Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 1”

Cook Islands return to international football after seven years

After seven long years the Cook Islands senior national team is back on the field for the World Cup qualifiers to be held in Qatar. It will be the first time that the national team from the small Pacific archipelago will play outside Oceania. In Qatar, Cook Islands will have the return of five playersContinue reading “Cook Islands return to international football after seven years”

Wellington Olympic’s Ben Mata set to play for Cook Islands

The first round of OFC qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was initially set to be contested by four nations. However, American Samoa and Samoa withdrew due to COVID-19 pandemics, while Tonga dropped out of the tournament following a volcanic disaster that caused severe flooding across the country. With this, Cook Islands automatically qualifiedContinue reading “Wellington Olympic’s Ben Mata set to play for Cook Islands”

Tupapa Maraerenga win Cook Islands’ Vans Premiership

Tupapa Maraerenga won Vans Premiership, the Cook Islands’ football league, for the fourth year in a row. The black and white team were crowned the league champions with two games in advance after a 2-2 draw against Nikao Sokattak. The team managed by Grover Harmon has created a dynasty over the years, winning 9 ofContinue reading “Tupapa Maraerenga win Cook Islands’ Vans Premiership”

Cook Islands FA secures partnership with Australian company

The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country with approximately 18,000 inhabitants in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. Despite being so small, it counts on a Football Association and it is one of the smallest nations affiliated to FIFA – the highest governing body of football in the world. CookContinue reading “Cook Islands FA secures partnership with Australian company”

Cook Islands: Puaikura beat Titikaveka as Tupapa remain on top of the table

The sixth matchweek of Vans Premiership – the football league from the Cook Islands – was contested this weekend in the island and it was a very important week for Puaikura as they have beaten Titikaveka to reach the second position in the table. Current league leaders Tupapa Maraerenga smashed Matavera by 4-0 with goalsContinue reading “Cook Islands: Puaikura beat Titikaveka as Tupapa remain on top of the table”

Cook Islands: Puaikura beat Nikao and reach Tupapa on top of Vans Premiership’s table

The fourth matchweek of 2020 Vans Premiership was contested this weekend in the Cook Islands and the league has now two teams tied on top. Avatiu and Matavera remain on bottom of the table as the clash between them was an 1-1 draw. Both teams have not won in the season yet and fans mustContinue reading “Cook Islands: Puaikura beat Nikao and reach Tupapa on top of Vans Premiership’s table”