Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
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26 Aug 2017
10:30 am

Sono aiming for promotion despite loss in first match

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Jomo Cosmos stuttered in their first match of the season in the National First Division as they lost to Highlands Park.

Head Coach of Jomo Cosmos Ephraim Jomo Sono (Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix)

Ezenkosi could not find a reply after Mothobi Mvala scored for the Lions of the North but owner and coach Jomo Sono says the defeat was just unfortunate and does nothing to curb their enthusiasm.

“I think we have a fair chance of winning promotion despite the defeat in Tembisa. We were missing six of our regular players. We outplayed them in every department but could not turn that into a goal,” he said.

Ezenkosi host University of Pretoria tomorrow and goalkeeper Kgositsile Ndlovu said they will strt collecting points and get their campaign on track.

“Winning is the ultimate thing for every player and I believe collectively we can do it because we have a good team. It was just unfortunate that we lost our first game.

“We did well but luck was not on our side. In view of what everyone put in though, there are signs that we can improve on our performance and get results in subsequent matches,” he said.

The Lions of the North will meanwhile be hoping to complement their win with another when they face Royal Eagles at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg this afternoon. Eagles didn’t have a good start as they drew with 1-1 with Uthongathi FC in their first match last weekend.


Saturday: Royal Eagles v Highlands Park; Real Kings v Witbank Spurs; Stellenbosch FC v Uthongathi FC; Super Eagles v Mbombela United;
Sunday: Black Leopards v Ubuntu Cape Town FC; Mthatha Bucks v Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila; Jomo Cosmos v University of Pretoria