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Arrows add to Cosmos' woes

Posted: 24 November 2009 Time: 23:08

Jomo Cosmos suffered their 10th loss in 17 Absa Premiership games when they went down 1-0 to Golden Arrows at the Rand Stadium on Tuesday night.

Ezenkosi made a fairly lively start to the game, holding their own in the first 20 minutes or so, although they struggled to create any real clear-cut chances.

Sekou Camara, effectively playing up front by himself in the opening half, did his best to make things happen for Cosmos, but all he had to show for his efforts was a 22nd minute shot which flew over the bar, before an injury forced him to depart the action soon afterwards.

Arrows took a 33rd minute lead when Thanduyise Khuboni’s storming run cut through the heart of the Cosmos defence.

 Khuboni was picked out by an inch-perfect 30-yard pass by Njabulo Manqana, allowing him to easily beat keeper Avril Phali, who was badly exposed by a static Ezenkosi rearguard.

Five minutes before the break it appeared as if Abafana Bes’thende had doubled their lead when Richard Henyekane’s inviting cross from the right was put into the net by Thamsanqa Gabuza’s diving header, but the goal was deemed off-sides.

Arrows started the second stanza on the attack, with Phali twice making good saves from Manqana in quick succession.

Cosmos though began to show more urgency in attack, but still struggled to threaten the Arrows goal, with Ayo Oluwafemi’s long range effort in the 54th minute making sure that Arrows custodian Thulasizwe Khuzwayo was kept on his toes.

However, it was Khuzwayo’s counterpart, Phali, who had a super game for the hosts, who was soon to make far more difficult saves as he tipped Gabuza’s 75th minute header over the bar and then denied Henyekane the chance to pull the trigger in the 78th minute when he stole the ball off the Arrows striker’s feet.

Cosmos put good effort into the final 15 minutes of the game, but time and time again they lacked the spark up front needed to convert what were on occasion good build ups, into goals.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:17 am
I'm worried that one of these days, the poor man's heart will just give in. S'busiso, please keep it clean, broer. There's really no need for abusive language. Why do you have to swear every time you want to make a point?
posted: 09:27 am
Did you hear him at the end of the game congratulating his players?
posted: 09:41 am
Sorry guys. But truth is, mayambela has NOT signed for pirates YET. Kickoff tells us they did. And i was suspicious on the legitimacy of the story and i was proving right.I'm not against Kickoff but i really appreciate the truth and fact. Kickoff did not give us that.
Mayambela will be playing for Celtics today against Santos. Makes you wonder what is happening with our media doesnt it?
posted: 09:42 am
Jomo must get a new coach or he is gone...again!!
posted: 09:49 am
james: 2009-11-25 09:15

Just come to think of it ma brother man......YEYE was one of the players he produced before they were relegated and now if you look at it, there some players that will blossom even when the team is relegated.....a player like Bardenhost
posted: 11:39 am
Hu! he! eh! i rest my case,bye bye jomo usikhonzele kwakhona emvela, u r a reliable person mjomane to be sent back there and u dont dissapoint at all, plz tell amaTUKS u r sorry u spoilt their entrance to the psl
posted: 04:11 pm
Like I said before Jomo, the only way you are going to survive is when you follow Chiefs example. Pay the refs but you even too stingy to do that even though you know that you are an overrated coach and should never have been promoted ahead of Tuks to PSL!

sies man and to think SAFA gives you recognition by assessing BAFANA ????? as long as you aligned to Bafana they doomed for disaster like your team!
Swona Champ!
posted: 05:25 pm
Dikotsi: 2009-11-25 09:09 [ Report ]

Sorry guys. But truth is, mayambela
for you info his boss at celtics confrimed @ Metrofm and he also confirmed the story on the same platform, have youever heard of a wise man? he always changes his mind
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