In Kaya FC’s second group stage match up, they were set to play second division team Forza FC. With a change in venue both teams took the Sunday afternoon out in Nuvali. To most the match felt like a weekend camp tournament where youth teams from around the country gathered for a day of soccer. It reminds me of youth club team days, where friends and family gathered in a new place far from their local fields. There was a feeling of unfamiliarity, as teams looked for assigned fields and players watched as multiple ongoing games proceeded. The feeling of being in a new place and playing in different and more informal setting really set the tine for the matches of the day.
The field conditions were unfavorable to any player of any level, but with that being said, everyone played with the same disadvantages and were forced to perform under the same conditions. The field was equally bias to both teams playing and made the game choppy and sloppy.
After a long pin ball match, Kaya FC got the result they needed. In my opinion, was it a throw back tournament style day, where childhood memories came free flowing, Yes. Would I chose to play there again in competition, probably not.