Jomo Cosmos could move further ahead on the log
Posted: 11 February 2011 Time: 10:39
Jomo Cosmos head into the third and final round of fixtures in the First Division Inland Stream this weekend enjoying a five point lead at the top of the standings, but Jono Sono's men will need to stand firm when they clash with their nearest rivals, Tuks, at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa.
Ezenkosi are bidding to make yet another quick return to the PSL following their relegation last season and know how important it is to widen the gap between themselves and their strongest challengers as they attempt to reach the Promotional Play-Offs again. TUKS, who are six points adrift of Ezenkosi along with Black Leopards a point further behind, are the only teams capable of dethroning Cosmos from the apex as fourth-placed Witbank Spurs are 10 points behind the leaders. Cosmos are on 31 points and need to win all five games that they will play in Jozi - of the seven remaining - to secure their place in the two-match final fight for promotion against the Coastal Stream champions who are likely to be either Bay United or Thanda Royal Zulu. With veteran striker Alton Meiring having found his scoring touch, Cosmos have their destiny in their own hands as club boss seeks to make a third re-appearance in the PSL since he bought the franchise of Highlands Park way back in 1982. Cosmos have also made known their intentions over the past two weeks by snapping up Lehlohonolo Nonyane and Sello Matete from United FC. Other Inland Stream fixtures this weekend could spring surprises as Leopards will have to deal with the unpredictable FC AK while Batau do battle with fellow 'brothers' ,United FC, in their bid to escape relegation. Spurs are expected to pile the misery on coachless Dynamos who have suddenly become a circus after Jacob Sakala left just two days after being named the new coach.