Tupapa Maraerenga F.C.

Tupapa Maraerenga Football Club is a Cook Islands football club located in Avarua, Cook Islands. It currently plays in the Cook Islands Round Cup and in the Cook Islands Cup.

Tupapa Maraerenga F.C.
Full nameTupapa Maraerenga Football Club
Nickname(s)Tupapa
GroundVictoria Park,
Avarua
Capacity1,000
ChairmanGrover Harmon
ManagerAnthony Samuela
LeagueCook Islands Round Cup
20231st

History edit

Tupapa F.C. are the most successful club in the Cook Islands. They have won 16 Cook Islands Round Cup and 9 Cook Islands Cup. For the 2012–13 season after winning the national championship, the team will compete for third time in the 2012–13 OFC Champions League, starting in the Preliminary Round. They had participated in the years 2000–01 and in the 2008–09.[1]

After winning the 2022 Tower Insurance Premiership they qualified for the 2023 OFC Champions League,[2] but failed to qualify after losing to Lupe o le Soaga SC.[3]

Titles edit

1992, 1993, 1998–99, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
1978, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2023

Current squad edit

Squad for the 2020 OFC Champions League Preliminary stage

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   COK Tahiri Elikana
2 FW   COK Francis Terepo
4 DF   COK Avi Enoka
5 MF   COK Jarves Aperau
6 MF   COK Anthony Samuela
8 MF   SOL James Osiramo
9 FW   CHI André Estay
10 MF   COK Grover Harmon
11 DF   SAM Peni Kitiona
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 MF   COK Harlem Simiona
13 DF   COK Emiel Burrow
14 FW   COK Graham Viking
15 DF   COK Ishaq Nazeem
16 DF   COK Jake Stuart
17 MF   COK Lee Harmon
18 DF   NZL Paul Day
19 MF   COK Geosah George
20 GK   COK Sunai Joseph

Staff edit

Position Name
Head coach   Anthony Samuela

References edit

  1. ^ "Stu Kelly signs for Cook Island's Puaikura FC". boxscorenews.com.
  2. ^ "Tupapa off to OFC Champions League qualifiers". Cook Islands News. 13 February 2023. Retrieved 24 February 2023.
  3. ^ "Tupapa Maraerenga bundles out of OFC Champions League". Cook Islands News. 25 February 2023. Retrieved 26 February 2023.