BY TAROMANE MARTIN
A captains’ goal from Paul Wale in the second half was enough for KOSSA FC to claim their second win in the 2018 season of the Telekom Soccer League (TSL) on Sunday.
KOSSA handed Malaita Kingz FC their third straight loss in the new season defeating them 3-2 at the Lawson Tama Stadium.
Junior Kasute’e netted two goals for KOSSA to lead Malaita Kingz FC 2-1 at half time before KOSSA team captain Paul Wale netted the decisive goal 67 minutes of the second half.
Martin Rence pulled a goal back for Kingz 74th minutes into the second half but could not find the equaliser despite a last minute chance.
KOSSA FC interim Head Coach Fred Osifelo said their victory was a team effort and that there is still more room for improvement for their remaining matches.
“It’s a new team comprising of mostly young ones. It was a team effort; everyone did their part and contributed to the victory today,” he said.
“Credit to the boys for braving the heat and getting the win for us. It’s our second win, more to come. We respect every team the only thing for us is to work more and train hard.
“Our combination needs more gel but slowly as the weeks come we’ll work on improving this. There’s room for improvement but the positive thing for us is that we got all three points today,” he said.
His counterpart Rence Talo said it was a much improved performance from his side but vows things will improve when their three key players return from international duties.
“Actually the boy’s performance today I though improved a lot compared to our past games. It was just on finishing and making use of our chances upfront let us down,” he said.
“Obviously it seems I need the three lads to come back because their combination up front really helped us during the top eight championships,” Talo said.
“I find it a bit hard to fix the problem with the current three because the gel is still not there for us yet,” he said.
Other results from the TSL matches played over the weekend saw Henderson Eels FC defeating Western United FC 4-2 while Real Kakamora FC claimed their first win in the competition defeating FC Guadalcanal 3-0 on Saturday.