After a successful undefeated second half of the season, Kaya FC managed to sneak back up the rankings to solidify a first place position by the last day of competition. With the title on the brink, Kaya FC’s fate would lay in the hands of another team Gloal FC. Just having finished a long match against Stallions FC, the ecstatic Kaya Boys watched impatiently as they needed Loyola Marelco Sparks to upset a strong Global side with nothing less than a win. A loss for Loyola meant a sure Championship title Global and a mere second place finish for Kaya.
After an endless rowdy match, that had the spectators on the edge of their seats and and entire Kaya squad on the tips of their toes, the clock struck 90 and the when the final whistle blew Global managed to do what they did consistently all season and came out on top. Although a draw was did Kaya FC no good, it was just enough to land Global the UFL Title.
It is always a difficult situation to have place the fate of your standings and ultimately your success in the control of other teams. Playing and performing at crucial points during the long season will lessen this effect as a team can manage, handle and determine their own success through the results the gain. It get tricky and most time frustrating when a team knows their champions title will be left to luck or the alignment of stars.
Kaya FC really learned a big lesson in the 2011-2012 UFL League Season. If points match points were worth a million dollars, Kaya FC finished with an abundance of wealth, but was just a few cents short of the grand prize. Head to head criteria match with a goal differential deficit was was cost Kaya FC the title.
Disappointing as it may be, this was how the league ended and it is what drives Kaya FC in the coming seasons, starting with the 2012-2013 UFL Cup. With the notion that points matters, just as much as goals scored, and just as much as big match-ups with champions contenders. No game is unimportant and every detail matters when it comes to tallying up the championship team.