7 Jul 2023

Cook Islands women's football team to face Samoa this weekend

From , 6:00 am on 7 July 2023
Cook Islands football

Photo: RNZ/ Walter Zweifel

The Cooks Islands women's footballers have had a fairytale run in the Oceania Under-19 championships, reaching the semi-finals with two excellent wins. 

Although their run came to an on Wednesday with a 5-0 defeat to reigning champions New Zealand, they had drawn with Tahiti, and beaten Solomon Islands 1-nil and Vanuatu 2-one in a dramatic quarter-final. 

They now play Samoa in the third-place play-off this weekend (Saturday) in Suva. 

Craig Stephen spoke to team coach Tuka Tisam about the team's success.