REAL Kakamora FC handed defending Champions, Henderson Eels FC their third defeat of the 2021/2022 Telekom S-league (TSL) at Lawson Tama , Sunday.
Kakamora came from behind to secure their third win with a 2-1 victory.
Eels got off to a positive start breaking the deadlock 12 minutes into the second half from a penalty by Tutizama Tanito.
Alfred Sade leveled the score for Kakamora in the 75th minute before Junior Zimri sealed the winning goal four minutes before full time.
Kakamora coach gave credit to his players for maintaining consistency and concentration despite trailing by a goal and eventually finishing off with a win.
“It’s good to win a match especially against the defending champions, because at the end of the day we train to win matches.
“We knew it was tough to go up against the defending champions so we have to focus, concentrate and be patient for our opportunities,” he said.
Eels Coach Eddie Marahare was disappointed with the fact that they started off on the right foot but did not manage to bag another important three points.
“It’s quite disappointing when we want to win but we were unfortunate to do so, especially when we were leading then we just gave it away.
“I can only blame my players for not stepping up to the game.
“We wanted to be in the top four but with the result today it means we will have to work extra hard and win all remaining three matches of round one,” Marahare said.
Kakamora now sits on the seventh spot with 11 points while Eels remains on the fifth spot with 13 points.
Meanwhile, KOSSA FC ended their losing streak, securing their first win of the season defeating Laugu FC 6-2 in yesterday’s final match.
Marist FC’s chances of moving up to the sixth spot was denied following their 3-1 defeat to Honiara City FC side.
City now settled on the ninth place with eight points.
By CARLOS ARUAFU