KOSSA FC departed on Monday for Vanuatu for their upcoming friendly matches.
KOSSA FC will play two pre-season friendlies with Vanuatu champions Erakor Golden Stars and OFC Champions League debutants, Nalkutan FC.
The team comprises mostly of KOSSA players and some guest players from other clubs.
The guest players became part of the touring team since five KOSSA players could not make it on the trip due to shortage of passport at the Immigration.
Head coach, Eddie Marahare said the importance of this tour is to get KOSSA prepared for the upcoming TSL Championship scheduled to kick off in Honiara next week.
He thanked Nakultan, Erakor, Air Vanuatu and the Travel Agents for making it possible for the team to travel.
“We look forward for two good friendly games tomorrow (today) and on Thursday.
“This will help us in our preparation for the TSL championship.
“This tour is made possible from an invitation by Nalkutan and Erakor FC of Vanuatu.
“On behalf of the KOSSA FC Management I would like to acknowledge and thank the support given by Nakultan FC & Air Vanuatu and local Travel Agent Charis Travel Service, for making team travelling to Port Vila possible,” Marahare stated.
KOSSA striker, James Naka is currently in Vanuatu with Nalkutan and KOSSA will have him for the match against Erakor FC.
The traveling team list:
1. Desmond Tutu
2. Richard Raramo Junior
3. Freddie Kini
4. George Ladoga
5. Michael Sira
6. Jeffrey Wasi
7. Augustine Tagana
8. Charlie Otainao
9. Jimmy Raramane
10. Obed Ofea
11. Rudi Anisi
12. Moffet Kilifa
13. Moffet Deramo
14. Hudson Felani
15. Ezra Sale
16. Harrison Mala
17. Phillip Mango
Eddie Marahare Coach
Stevehenson Otainao (HOD)
Paul Hou (Kit Manager)
By CARLOS ARUAFU