The Solomon Islands representatives in the first ever OFC Futsal Champions League opened the competition in style after beating the Tahitian champions AS Pirae by a 4-1 margin. The Kurukuru members of Kooline were in a great day and scored all four goals of the Solomon Islanders.
The goalkeeper Anthony Talo opened the account for Kooline with a beautiful shot from spot kick. Talo is known for being very good with his feet and proved it with the first goal ever in the tournament.
Coleman Makau, Kooline’s captain, scored his side second goal from a shr shot that found the low corner of the opposition goalkeeper. Already in the secod half, Arnold Maeluma received a fantastic assist delivered from Makau and scored the third goal of the Solomon Islanders.
Johnny Viriamu, in a fast break, received the ball just in front of Anthony Talo to score the first goal of Tahitians in the tournament and reduce the scoreline to 3-1.
But the Tahitian goal turned into only a consolation goal when already in the final minutes of the encounter Coleman Makau managed to score his second through a powerful finish to give final numbers to the scoreborad.
In the next match of Kooline they will be playing against the Fijian champions Suva, while AS Pirae will face AS PTT Nouméa from New Caledonia.