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September 20, 2020 - Czech Republic 4th tier
Kozlovice 3 Vsetín 2
Obviously I am a few months behind in updating my blog, but since it is not possible to watch live football at the stadium, I suppose it does not really matter. Back in September, I decided to go to Kozlovice which is located a few kilometres outside of Přerov. The village has a population of around 600, so they have done quite well to reach the 4th tier of Czech football. This was my second trip to the village. For some reason, a Canadian by the name of Stephen Hwedieh Osei was playing for Kozlovice, and I had to see him play. Chances to see Canadian footballers play in the Czech Republic are few and far between.
The stadium is one of the nicest at this level of football, especially given that the village is so small. The official crowd was 322 but it looked like a lot more than that. This match was one of the best that I have seen all year. Great goals, lots of drama, four red cards (three came after the final whistle), and eight yellow cards. Stephen Osei came on in the 86th minute and made a quick impact with his speed down the wing. A few minutes later he was brought down hard by a tackle from behind which lead to a yellow card and some pushing. Kozlovice scored a later winner in the 89th minute which contributed to the drama.
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