BY ROMULUS HUTA
KOSSA has shot to the top of the Telekom S-League (TSL) with seven points after defeating Henderson Eels 3-1 yesterday at Lawson Tama.
The seven points meant they now surpass Solomon Warriors, who was at the top previously with six points.
Before the match, KOSSA was at four points on third place Solomon Warriors and Marist respectively.
In yesterday’s match, KOSSA had a good come back in the second half to score three goals after trailing a goal deficit in the first half.
Young striker Kennedy Watemae starred in the win as he bagged two goals while the other goal was scored by second half substitute Bently.
Eels started the game with many chances but could manage to score only one in the first half when a cross by Tutizama Tanito found Jay Kairi’s head for the first goal.
After the first goal, Eels dominated play with chances came begging but could not be converted as opportunities were squandered.
KOSSA recovered from the continued pressure mounted on them by Eels and surged forward creating opportunities with James Naka and Charlie Otainao pushing fine through balls for Watemae to chase.
Watemae and Naka got close to scoring in three attempts but were denied by the Eels talented young goalkeeper James Do’oro.
By halftime, Eels was leading 1-0.
The second half resumed and KOSSA began creating several opportunities where an equalizer was found through Watemae.
A little while later he added his second goal to put KOSSA in front leading 2-1 before substitute Bently, who came in for Moffat Kilifa wrapped up scoring toward the end of the game.
The loss left Eels remaining at four points.
KOSSA’s next game is on Sunday against Solomon Warriors while Eels will play FC Guadalcanal on Saturday.