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Tupapa Maraerenga takes the Charity Shield

On Wednesday, Tupapa Maraerenga defeated Takuvaine Red Devils by five goals to three in an exciting match attended by over 150 supporters.
In the Premier Men’s match, Tupapa Maraerenga displayed a strong contention during the clash and dominated all facets of play. With three goals from Campbell Best of Tupapa Maraerenga’s and one goal from Takuvaine’s Alfred Marsters, the first half ended with a score of three goals to one in favour of Tupapa Maraerenga.
In the second half the determined Takuvaine Red Devils came out unrelenting with two goals from Peni Kitiona. Responding goals from Tupapa Maraerenga’s Sato Mariri and Anthony Samuela created a competitive final game.
The match ended with a full time score of five goals to three in favour of Tupapa Maraerenga.
Takuvaine player Eddie Nicholas stated that “while unhappy with the results tonight for Takuvaine, he remains proud of his team’s efforts and congratulated Tupapa Maraerenga in their win”.
“I am happy with the end result of the match and winning a trophy is definitely a good start to our season. I feel my boys played really well, we tried to keep things as simple as possible, work as a unit, creating plays and ending up with a goal. We thank Takuvaine for a good game, as expected and shown in previous years Takuvaine have always been a hard team to beat and surely continue that this year. We wish them good luck this season” said Tupapa Maraerenga Captain, Mii Joseph.
All the matches lived up to its excitement right from the start to the final whistle at the CIFA complex in Matavera.
After the Premier Men’s match Cook Islands Football President Lee Harmon presented a $750.00 cheque from gate takings and donations to Rotaract Vice President Marino Wichman, together with some footballs to be utilized for its charitable projects in the Cook Islands.
Rotaract Cook Islands Vice President, Marino Wichman said that “Rotaract Cook Islands was grateful for the donations. We would like to thank the CIFA President and the Association for the donation, the footballs and the initiative for this great idea. The funds and footballs will be utilized for our various Community Projects and Pa Enua initiatives”.
On behalf of the Cook Islands Football Association we would like to thank all the clubs and supporters for their donations to the CIFA Charity Shield.

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