Ref’s decisions cost us

Second TSL semi-final today

BY Taromane Martin

KOSSA FC Head Coach Eddie Marahare says match referees and officials need to improve their game after his sides exit in the semi-finals of the TSL Championship competition yesterday.

KOSSA exited the competition at the hands of Telekom S-League champions Solomon Warriors FC in the first semi-finals matches yesterday.

Coach Marahare told SunSPORTS that Solomon Warriors deserved the 4-2 victory but blames the match officials in playing a part in demoralising his players.

He was referring to Warriors first half penalty kick decision awarded by match referee George Time for a questionable hand ball which was converted by Judd Molea, much to the frustration of Marahare and his players.

KOSSA FC Head Coach Eddie Marahare has blamed the referees poor decisions saying it helped demoralized his players in their 4-2 semi final loss to Solomon Warriors FC yesterday. (INSERT) KOSSA FC players surrounds match referee George Time with questions as assistant referee Bernard Mutukera watches from the lines….Photo Benz Newman.

“We accept the defeat. It was a good game against the TSL champions but I feel some of the decisions made by the match officials today were poor and unprofessional,” Marahare said after their loss.

“I was not pleased with a lot of the decisions made. I think the official’s poor decisions played a part in demoralizing our players but otherwise we accept the defeat.

“For me that should not have been a penalty. I think here at home the level of playing football is improving a lot but it is the level of match officials that is still below par.

“Solomon Warriors being the champions deserved the win and I wish them all the best for the grand finale,” he said.

Meanwhile his counterpart Moses Toata said they need to work on his side needs to improve on their finishing but are ready to meet whoever it is in the grand final this weekend.

“We need to work on some areas that need improvement from our game today. We look forward for the finals and whoever it is we’ll be ready for them,” he said.

Malaita Kingz FC will take on Marist FC 3pm this afternoon in the second semi-final match at Lawson Tama Stadium.

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