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Western United crowned champions

In fact, the victory was already confirmed a week prior after United’s stunning 7-0 hammering of former champions Koloale. This win saw them secure the league title and the match against KOSSA was a mere formality.
While they surely will be asking themselves later how they went 3-1 down to KOSSA there was only room for joy in the Western United as the league concluded on Sunday. After three seasons struggling under the shadow of the bigger clubs, Western United, formed only in 2010, can now claim to be one of the big boys.
For the man behind the success it has been a dream come true. In just two seasons at Western United, Commins Menapi, has achieved a major personal milestone as a coach after his stellar career as a player ended five years ago.
“It has been a very tough season for us and we are really enjoying this win. It means a lot for the club, the players and also for myself as a coach,” Menapi says.
Only a point separates Western United from second placed Solomon Warriors, who had a series of draws at the turn of the season to blame for their demise. Solomon Warriors finished soundly with a 4-1 win over Malaita Kingz.
Real Kakamora and Hana, who used to be found at the bottom half of the season table, have shifted north of the halfway mark, finishing third and fourth respectively. This follows a season of marked improvement from the two minnow clubs.
KOSSA had a season of ups and downs and find themselves in fifth place ahead of Malaita Kingz in sixth place. Koloale, Marist and X-Beam are in seventh, eighth and ninth in the final standings for the league.
The competition will proceed to the championship which will kick of this weekend featuring the top eight clubs of the league.

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