9 May 2008

KOSSA FC battling cold weather in Auckland

8:15 am on 9 May 2008

Track suits and warm clothes may not be enough as Solomon Islands football champion side KOSSA FC try to acclimatise to the cold weather for their game against Waitakere United this Sunday in Auckland.

KOSSA have a two goal advantage going into the final leg of the O-League competition after stunning the defending champions 3-1 in Honiara.

However, temperatures reached 35 degrees at the Lawson Stadium with the more than 20-thousand crowd adding more heat.

But coach Jacob Moli says keeping the players warm is priority.

"We've told the boys to get warmed up properly we have to put on a lot of clothing and even put on track suits to get the boys started, we're lucky enough to get the tracksuits ready for us so we see how it goes this morning because it's been raining last night, but we just have to go out there and do our training."

The winner of this final will represent Oceania at the World Club Cup in Japan later this year as well as picking up over 500-thousand US dollars.