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KOSSA 3 – Hana 1

KOSSA were a much better unit on the day compared to when they played against Real Kakamora on but the opening minutes of the game were well in favour of Hana who did everything right except score in the first 15 minutes.
Joe Manu’s free kick on 6 minutes found the woodwork before bouncing back in for the KOSSA defenders to clear and Jeffery Henry was on target from 25 yards out in the 15th minute but Severino Aefi was at the right place at the right time.
KOSSA’s first shot on goal was incidentally their first goal and was the creation of Charlie Otainao who saw Scott Puairana free and sent in a high ball which the scorer did well to control under pressure to send past Hana keeper Jimmy Qwaina in the 26th minute.
The lead was extended to 2 – 0 for KOSSA by midfielder Franco Ne’e who received a headed pass from Clifford Wate before shooting into the back of the net just 4 minutes after Puairana’s goal.
Hana were pushed further behind a few minutes before halftime when Nicholas Muri hammered home a spectacular goal from outside the penalty box to give KOSSA a comfortable lead going into the break.
The second half was a fight to come back for Hana and KOSSA were kept busy trying to repel attack after attack from them and the strength of the tussle resulted in the sending of 2 of players , Ian Damola for KOSSA and Jeffery Henry for Hana.
Hana went close to getting their first goal in the 51st minute when Manu sent in a free kick which deflected of a KOSSA defender but the header from Remarx Kwaria only found the post, but they did register a few minutes later when Tony Otini completed a good attacking run with a shot to the back of the net.
Another chance came for Hana in the 70th minute when the KOSSA goalkeeper came out with the ball towards the halfway line only to be dispossessed of the ball which was put to Manu who lifted a high shot that hit the cross bar and went out for a goalkick.
Hana, however, did not quit and it was the final whistle that ended their fight in what was a disappointing match for them especially considering their fine performance against Western United just a few days earlier.
KOSSA, on the other hand, will be very happy with their win because it takes to the second spot in the Telekom S-League ladder behind Koloale.

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