30 May @ Compassvale Secondary School 3pm
In more ways than one, this was to be an emotional match for Kamikaze. The field had bad memories, where they had lost twice in 3 outings, the last being to Eastboyz in a match where their unbeaten streak ended, title hopes wrecked and management changed. However, things had changed very much since then. Since that fateful day, the team has gone on another unbeaten streak of 12 games consisting of 11 wins and 1 draw, including 7 consecutive wins in the league. In the process they sewed up the league in convincing fashion by winning by a record 5 points margin. That was to be the reason why this match was emotional as well, since the trophy presentation was to be held after the match, no player in the KKZ camp wanted to lose and mar the mood, even though the opponents were good friends AMK Rebellionz.
The match started rather sluggishly as KKZ did indeed seem overawed by the importance of the moment. In fact it was Rebellionz who had all the better chances, and only a lack of composure and brilliance from returning keeper Habib, prevented them from going ahead. However, against the run of play Havey's probing run against the Rebellionz defence saw the ball finding its way to Victor King who made no mistake in beating the keeper and finishing the ball coolly to give KKZ an unexpected and probably undeserved lead. However, the goal seemed to spark the boys into life, as KKZ began attacking and were then unlucky to finish the half without more goals.
The second half started brightly as within minutes, Havey finished off excellent work by Lavanesh, who beat two defenders before crossing into the penalty box, where, Havey was there to slam the ball home. With the two-goal lead, the team started to take their foot off the pedal as they were getting ready to celebrate. However, that nearly bit them as Rebellionz showed exactly why they were a highly rated team by going close on more than one occasion. Akbar in goal and Jana in defence made sure that the scoreline didn't change however and 2-0 was how it ended. While it was not a good match for Team Kamikaze, no one seemed to care as the post match celebrations started soon after the final whistle. Videos will be posted of the presentation, but a few words must be said to the boys of Team Kamikaze.
The victory we achieved now was the result of hard work by you guys and people before you for 6 years now. To have gotten here, we have gotten through countless obstacles and heartaches. But now that we are here, being complacent would be the last thing anybody wants. Enjoy your victory, taste your sweet success, but come next sunday, it's back to business. No hangover, no partying, no victory parade. Just pure business.
Squad: Akbar Kuszczak, Thina da Silva, Anand Achu, Rio Jana, Jayraj Carragher, El Fazail, Yasin Scholes, Suresh USPO, Cristiano Barathi, Diego Haresh, Victor King, Premnathan Kawabanga, Havey Adebayor, Vinnie Obertan, Lavanesh Valencia, Seelan Kong
Final score: AMK Rebellionz 0 - Kamikaze FC 2
Goals: Victor King, Havey Adebayor
MOM: Rio Jana