Solomons Kossa FC only managed a 1-all draw with Vanuatu's Tafea FC in first O'League encounter at Lawson Tama
Former Auckland City FC striker Reginald Davani now starring for Kossa FC set up the opening goal for his new club after 61 minutes when he beat two defenders before setting up Joe Luwi who smashed an unstoppable shot past Tafea FC’s Vanuatu international goalkeeper David Chilia.
But Tafea FC were not out of the match and struck back through substitute Alphonse Welin Qorig on 71 minutes after Kossa FC defender Tome Faisi failed to cut out a through ball that allowed Qorig to round goalkeeper John Morgan to score the equaliser and shock the home crowd into stunned silence.
Tafea FC will be satisfied with the point achieved away from home at one of Oceania’s most difficult venues but must now repeat the achievement on Wednesday 31st October when Michel Kalo’s team travel to Govind Park, Ba, to face Yogendra Dutt’s all conquering Ba in Fiji.
Kossa FC coach Jacob Moli was disappointed with a draw in front of an excellent sized crowd on home turf in a match the Solomon Islands champions always had the upper-hand in.
But Moli will have to wait until February 24, 2008, to make amends when Ba visits Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, as Kossa FC go into O-League cold storage.