Cosmos back in top-flight

Cosmos back in top-flight

Posted: 10 May 2009 Time: 05:58 pm

Jomo Cosmos are back in the Absa Premiership after securing a 2-1 victory over Carara Kicks in the second leg of their NFD play-off at the University of Technology on Sunday.

Their man-of-the-moment was the hard-working Evans Gwekwerere, who hit a goal in each half.   The game kicked off four minutes late due to delays in acknowledging that Jomo Sono was playing under protest – claiming that Kicks’ Nigerian Akeem Olubambiro was improperly registered – but right from the start it was evident that both sides were serious.   However, it was Kicks with their long, high balls who opened the scoring in the eighth minute when Aleni Lebyane hit a cracking left-footed shot into the top left corner of the net.   Cosmos were stung into action and within a minute equalised through Gwekwerere‘s close-range header. And they could have taken the lead in the 23rd minute, but Kicks goalkeeper Edward More made a brilliant one-handed save from the Zimbabwean striker.   In fact, More was called upon to make another great save just before half-time and Kicks could also have scored their second goal had Kingston Nkhatha’s header not hit the post.   But Jomo Sono’s side took the lead in the 53rd minute when More fumbled a ball from Gwekwerere and although it was fast and furious stuff for the remainder of the game, the more experienced Cosmos held out to claim a well-deserved win.   Kicks will have a second bite of the cherry when they participate in the other play-offs, which involve FC Cape Town, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Thanda Royal Zulu.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 07:27 pm
Welcome back to top flight football Mjomane and your boys. My advice to you is that please get a coach to coach Jomo Cosmos. You have a lot in your hands. You are doing a great job in talent identification, but you have a lot of businesses to look after as well.

Again, congratulations for bouncing back immediately!!
Surely, you have nothing to prove now. Employ a coach for your team, whiloe you are still a hero to some of us.
Anonymous
posted: 09:13 pm
WELL COME BACK TROUBLE MAKER,PSL HIDEN SECRETS WOULD BE VISIBLE NOW, I THING YOUR ENEMIES (BIG GUYS)ARE IN JUNE JULY. I SALUTE U MJOMAN. FROM SKALE KGAO.
Anonymous
posted: 08:55 am
Welcome back. Now pls take Nahayo and Tsotetsi back!
Ganadlha
posted: 08:58 am
Weldone MJomane,and u are welcome to the PSL.pls be an Assisstance now and get a coach.
Anonymous
posted: 11:28 am
My wish is for Jomo to come back to psl so he can take back his player,they cost chiefs vital points.Nahayo, Tsotetsi be happy your father is coming back be free to go home.
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