June: time for development in Cook Islands football

While the Round Cup does not begin, football activities are slowly resuming in Cook Islands as two important events took place there during this month. The first one was a Senior Coaching Course held at Atiu from 1st to 4th of June that counted on twenty participants. The Course was delivered by Tahiri Elikana –Continue reading “June: time for development in Cook Islands football”

Bonsu-Maro strengthens Manukau United for winter season

Maro Bonsu-Maro is another ISPS Handa Premiership player that is going to play New Zealand winter football season this year. The 23-year-old forward is going to represent Manukau United in Lotto NRFL Premier, the top-tier of winter football in Auckland region. His choice to represent Manukau is a bit surprising as he played the lastContinue reading “Bonsu-Maro strengthens Manukau United for winter season”

Cook Islands: five years without competitive football

The lack of competition has been a problem for most Oceania national football teams for several years; the Cook Islands are at the top of the list when it comes to the inactivity of their men’s senior national team – without proper exposure, football can not develop anywhere. The last time Cook Islands national teamContinue reading “Cook Islands: five years without competitive football”

Cook Islander Lee Harmon joins Ellerslie AFC

Ellerslie AFC keep stregnthening their squad for the upcoming winter football season in New Zealand as young Cook Islander Lee Harmon joined the squad that will play the NRFL Division 1, the second tier of the Northern Regional Football League in Auckland region. Lee Harmon is a 18-year-old forward with some experience at international tournaments.Continue reading “Cook Islander Lee Harmon joins Ellerslie AFC”

Maro Bonsu-Maro: Cook Islands national team is still a possibility

Cook Islands football continues to strive for development in football; counting on various players currently based in New Zealand – such as Harlem Simiona and Ishaq Nazeem who repersent the men’s national team – the 17,000 people self-governing island country hopes for better results in the sport. The Cook Islands are well known because ofContinue reading “Maro Bonsu-Maro: Cook Islands national team is still a possibility”

The reasons behind Tupapa Marearenga’s withdrawl

The biggest news from this Sunday comes from OFC Champions League: Tupapa Maraerenga withdrew from the tournament. It was already reported in our website. However many things are not clear yet. According to reliable sources, Tupapa took only 15 players to New Caledonia and three of them were not allowed to play because their bloodContinue reading “The reasons behind Tupapa Marearenga’s withdrawl”

Tupapa Maraerenga withdraws from 2020 OFC Champions League

🇫🇷 Français Tupapa Maraerenga is not going to play 2020 OFC Champions League anymore. The current football champions from Cook Islands withdrew from the tournament after three players were not allowed to play because they did not prove they are not immunized against measles. It is not known which players were not allowed to contestContinue reading “Tupapa Maraerenga withdraws from 2020 OFC Champions League”

BREAKING: Tupapa quitte la OFC Champions League!

Ce qui c’est passĂ© ce matin c’est incroyable! Les tests d’immunitĂ© contre la rougeole de 5 joueurs Ă©taient nĂ©gatifs. Ils sont 3 de Tupapa Maraerenga e 2 de Solomon Warriors. Compte tenu de ce qui s’est passĂ© ces derniers mois en PolynĂ©sie avec l’Ă©pidĂ©mie de rougeole qui a mis certains pays Ă  genoux. Les SamoaContinue reading “BREAKING: Tupapa quitte la OFC Champions League!”

Tupapa proceeds to group stage as they hold Veitongo to a draw

The last match of the OFC Champions League preliminary stage sealed the last spot in the group stage of the 2020 edition of the regional tourament. Once again a Samoan and a Cook Islander side proceeded to the group stage, as it was in all other opportunities of the competition. Veitongo from Tonga and theContinue reading “Tupapa proceeds to group stage as they hold Veitongo to a draw”

Veitongo or Tupapa: which side will qualify for OCL Group Stage?

The final match of the OFC Champions League preliminary stage is set to take place today (31th Jan) at Ngahue Reserve in Auckland. The Cook Islands side Tupapa Maraerenga only needs one point to qualify for the next stage, as they hold Lupe o le Soaga to a 0-0 draw in their debut in theContinue reading “Veitongo or Tupapa: which side will qualify for OCL Group Stage?”