Cosmos eye Pirates revenge

Nedbank Cup

Cosmos will be up against The Buccaneers again just three weeks after they were massacred 5-0 in a league match played at Orlando Stadium.

That result saw them equal their biggest defeat, which they suffered back in November 2001 when Kaizer Chiefs hammered them by the same scoreline in the Coca-Cola Cup Final of that year.

“We are really highly motivated for this competition because losing 5-0 was a big lesson for us,” Nsabiyumva says.

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“In this game we are going to fight and it will be like revenge for us. We will play very hard; we are going to do everything possible to get a win.”

However, the Burundian defender does note that league survival will be more important than success in this competition.

Ezenkosi are third from bottom and just four points ahead of bottom-placed Maritzburg United, who have a game in hand. 

“I think both (league and cup) are important for us. However, the league is more important because we don’t want to go down; we want to stay in the PSL, but that doesn’t take away the fact that we want to go far in this cup,” he says.

“All the same I think I really have to make it known that staying up in the PSL is what we would prefer if someone was to push me into choosing which one of the two we would prefer.”