Beach Soccer: Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) Cup |02 October 2023
Stormy Taka crowned champions
Takamaka-based Stormy Taka are the champions of this season’s Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) Cup, after trouncing Maldive-based Sunrise 10-3 in the final played at the Roche Caïman Beach Soccer Arena last Friday.
Asserting control as early as the first period of the match, Stormy Taka dominated Sunrise with their fluid style of play to eventually lift their first trophy of the season.
The champions and runners-up received their trophies and medals from vice-president of the SFF Dolor Ernesta and chief executive Denis Rose.
Head coach of Stormy Taka Harold Kowlessur who was formerly with One Stone, congratulated his players and his team in general for such achievement and expressed his joy for winning their second knockout trophy.
“I am happy to have won our first trophy of the new season, which serves as a preparation and also send a warning to the other teams that we mean business this season,” said coach Kowlessur.
He added that Stormy Taka are coming full out this season.
As for Sunrise head coach Robinson Cadeau, he said the final was intense and very interesting. “If you look carefully we lost the game in the last quarter and it often happens in beach soccer where teams who are better prepared have the last bit to give as the games nears its end,” said coach Cadeau, who also noted that the officials should have better controlled the match.
“Here we are not playing mass sports, but we are playing beach soccer and there are contacts that happened which the officials looked the other way, costing our player dearly as he ended up in the hospital due to the gruesome contact,” said Cadeau.
He said, going through the season, they will be coming all out to win the league just like any other club.
“We lost a trophy today, but we are going back into training and continue to prepare and take one match at a time, with the aim of being crowned league champions,” he added.