KOSSA are proud winners of the Our Telekom National Futsal Championship after delivering a 4 – 0 defeat to Koloale in a tantalising final at Lawson Tama stadium on Saturday. It was a confirmation of the status of KOSSA as a futsal powerhouse with the victory adding to their crown in the Honiara Men's Open Futsal League in 2009.
KOSSA qualified for the finals after ousting Isabel Frigates by 4 goals to 2 in the second semi final of the day. Koloale were there courtesy of a 6 – 2 shock win over Marist who were favourites to win the first semi final match.
The first half of the match was dominated by very tough encounters in which the teams exchanged shots but neither was successful until the 12th minute. Dennis Ifunaoa received a pass from his right and his quick shot at goal was too fast for the Koloale goalkeeper to block.
This proved to be the only goal of the first half.
It took KOSSA only five (5) minutes to extend their lead to 2 goals in the second half. Micah Lea'alafa who was impressive throughout the match took credit for the goal after a quick exchange with Dennis Ifunaoa.
Koloale were playing well but KOSSA had set up an effective defensive format and blocked any advances from them. Jeffery Bule who had been scoring long range goals throughout the tournament was not able to do so in the final. Matters were made were for him when he was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Just before full time KOSSA added 2 more goals to finish the game on a high. Lea'alafa got his second from a long range shot from just over the halfway mark in the 38th minute. A minute later Ron Ginio hammered in the final goal after picking up a short cross from Ifunaoa.
KOSSA received the first prize of $8000-00 plus the Our Telekom National Futsal Championship 2010 trophy for their efforts. Koloale were happy to walk away with the $5000-00 on offer for second place.