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Kurukuru taste goal against Caja Segovia

Kurukuru who are in Spain for an 11 day training camp for the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup&0153; went down 5-2 to Caja Segovia but showed massive improvement compared to their first friendly match in Spain against second division side Carnicer Torrejon. The expectation was for the home side to easily win the match but proceedings on the court were a far different affair.
Head coach Dickson Kadau commended his players for their performance and said that they are now playing in the way they are expected to.
“I believe we could have won this game given how the boys played but we did not put away our chances. But I am happy with how they boys played today – they have the right attitude and determination and am particularly pleased with their communication on the court and their marking,” Kadau said.
“At the same time there are some weaknesses which we need to work on such as the number of fouls committed, effective finishing, anticipation of attacks and players must learn to pass to a teammate if they cannot score. However, generally I feel that the team is moving in the right direction and picking up for the world cup.”
Caja Segovia took the initiative early in the match as they pressured Kurukuru in search for early goals. Jose Lozano threatened Kurukuru with the first shot of the match but it went safely wide. However, Borja Molino made sure the home side took the lead with his goal in the 4th minute.
Kurukuru regained some control as the first half proceeded but their options were limited as Caja Segovia kept their reigns tight. However, promise was there for Kurukuru with worthy attempts coming from Samuel Osifelo and Jeffery Bule. Unfortunately, Caja Segovia struck again in the 14th minute through Eduardo Padilla who tucked away their second goal of the match and they were up with a 2-0 lead at halftime.
The halftime talk stirred Kurukuru into life and they retook the court with purpose in the second half to apply pressure on Caja Segovia in a bid to get on the scoresheet. However, Caja Segovia struck again to make it 3-0 lead with Lozano providing their third goal and Padilla got his second to take the scores to 4-0.
Kurukuru’s first break in the game came from a free kick which was crafted to perfection and Moffat Sikwa’ae sent the ball home after Coleman Makau’s cross found him in the right position. Caja Segovia replied through Lozano for their fifth through a penalty foul but the goal failed to dampen Kurukuru spirits.
In their final mark on the game Kurukuru added their second goal with Osifelo finishing after he was set up by Sikwa’ae with a quick pass into the box following a counter attack.
While the final score-line was in favour of Caja Segovia, Kurukuru certainly made their impact felt and displayed superb attacking play. Their finishing was not optimal but their ability to create numerous chances against Caja Segovia was a clear indication to the management that the players are moving towards the world cup with purpose and confidence.
Caja Segovia is one of the top clubs in Spanish futsal and have played in the premier division for 23 years since 1989. Last season they finished fourth in the Spanish premier division and currently they are seventh in the league ladder. The club’s achievements includes 3 Futsal Cup of Spain titles, 3 Spanish Futsal Supercup titles, 1 Futsal European Clubs Championship title, 1 Intercontinental Futsal Cup and 1 Spanish futsal premier league title.
Next in Kurukuru’s line of friendly matches is current European champions and former FIFA Futsal World Cup winner Spain itself. This match will take place in Guadalajara north-east of Madrid on Saturday 20 October.
Kurukuru will leave Spain for Thailand on Monday 22 October. In Thailand they are scheduled to play 2 more friendly matches before the world cup kicks off.

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