Mid-week batter

Kossa FC player Dunstan Quanafia receives the ball and Malaita Kingz defender Joel Fakaia eying for the ball. PHOTO. CHARLES KADAMANA
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KOSSA moves in 8th


KOSSA FC earned valuable points in a commanding fashion to hand Malaita Kings FC yet another nightmare in a 7-1 thrashing yesterday in the TSL mid-week fixture at Lawson Tama.

Both sides kicked off their campaign in the league for the first time this year – a test back competing after a long break.

With high pressing play at both ends from kickoff, it was KOSSA that capitalized on their opening chances with two early goals in the first 10’ minutes of play.

KOSSA’s speedster Harrison Mala scored a hat-trick before Robin Baewane pulling a goal back for Kings heading for the breather, 4-1 margin.

“It’s a good start for the year, the team is yet to back in full fitness but somehow managed to win,” says KOSSA FC head coach Fred Osifelo

“Today’s (yesterday) game is more like a training game because past weeks we did not have our regular training.

However, Osifelo banked on the experience of his attacking front which was obvious. Himson Teleda got on the score sheet before Dunstan Quanafia got his brace and a goal from left-back Alfie Chacha to step over Real Kakamora onto the 8th spot.

For Kings Head Coach Rence Talo there’s a lot to blame since his side had yet to register a point in the premier league since the start of the season.

“Our preparation for this game the bad weather is the main factor especially on our training venue and lack of attendance from the players throughout the past weeks,” Tala admitted.

Talo also blamed the inexperience of his players.

KOSSA FC this weekend takes on Real Kakamora to avoid the bottom standings, while Malaita Kings will have a week to settle before coming back against Kakamora on match week 19.