22 Oct 2014

Sport: The Cook Islands Football team face daunting task

1:18 pm on 22 October 2014

The Cook Islands Women's Football coach isn't under any illusions about the magnitude of the task at hand for his young squad.

Jimmy Katoa's team has arrived in PNG for this weekends OFC Nations Cup competition.

The Cook Islands are up against three formidable opponents.

"We'll be playing three top nations, pretty much the three top nations in Oceania. PNG, Tonga they are all pretty strong, they are all ahead of us in the FIFA rankings and also you got the ultimate goal would be New Zealand but we are gonna do our best when we get over there."

The winner of the four team round robin will be crowned Oceania Champions and book a place in next years Women's World Cup.

050514. Photo supplied. Pacific flags. Cook Islands.

050514. Photo supplied. Pacific flags. Cook Islands. Photo: supplied