By Taromane Martin
LOCAL futsal club Kooline have been crowned champions for the 2018 Vodafone International Futsal Championship in Suva, Fiji.
Kooline with the likes of Kurukuru stars Coleman Makau, George Stevenson, Alwin Hou, Anthony Talo and Atana Faarodo proved too much for the local USP students after eliminating Fiji Southern 7-2 in the semifinals.
They were crowned champions after defeating USP Solo team 5-0 in the grand final match of the competition yesterday at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.
Kooline led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Coleman Makau and Ellis Mana before adding three more in the second half via, two more Makau goals and a goal each from Mana and Junior Atana Fa’arodo.
The victory means the Coleman Makau captained side are now three thousand Fijian dollars richer while USP Solo are a thousand dollars richer.
Kooline futsal team are expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday.
Final standings from the 2018 Vodafone International Futsal Championship in Suva, Fiji is as follows:
First place- Kooline FC (Solomon Islands), Second place- USP Solo, Third place- Hula FC( Vanuatu), fourth place Fiji Southern.