The Koyappa Sevens tournament saw a major upset on Day 5, as KRS Kozhikode defeated the heavily favored Fifa Manjeri 2-0. The match, which took place at the Koduvalli ground, was attended by a large crowd, with many people even sitting on the sidelines due to the gallery being full.
The match started off with a fast pace, with both teams looking to establish control. However, it was KRS Kozhikode who struck first, with Sahajas scoring at the 27th minute to give his team the lead. The first half ended with KRS Kozhikode leading 1-0.
In the second half, Fifa Manjeri tried to mount a comeback, but KRS Kozhikode looked confident and in control. At the 50th minute, Kannayi doubled the lead for KRS Kozhikode, effectively sealing the victory for his team.
Fifa Manjeri were unable to find the back of the net, and the match ended with a shocking 2-0 victory for KRS Kozhikode. With this result, KRS Kozhikode advances to the next round of the tournament, while Fifa Manjeri is eliminated in the first round.
This was an unexpected outcome and a great performance from KRS Kozhikode, who will look to continue their winning ways in the next round. Tomorrow’s match will see Usha Thrissur taking on Linsha Mannarkkad in the ongoing tournament.