Dlamini to stay at Cosmos


Dlamini has just returned from his homeland, where he has been doing duty for the national team, to sweat it out in pre-season with Cosmos.

“I am staying put with Cosmos. Actually right now I am waiting to be picked up on my way to training. I have signed with Cosmos up to 2010 and so will continue playing here up to the time my contract runs up,” Dlamini told KickOff.com.

The burly striker is keenly waiting to play regular football again after having spent eight months on the sidelines last season while his permanent residence permit was being processed.

When Dlamini eventually got his papers processed in April, the damage was already as good as done with just five league games remaining before the end of the season and Cosmos having scored just 11 goals at the time.

Though he did play towards the end of the season, Dlamini’s efforts were all in vain.

With Cosmos campaigning in the First Division and several players having left, the 32-year-old forward is aware that this is his time to get playing again.

Having previously played in the first division with Durban Stars after leaving Golden Arrows, Dlamini’s experience will prove crucial upfront for Ezenkosi.

Cosmos have already seen Sam Magalefa, Sipho Sephadi, Innocent Ntsume, Lucky Mhlathe, Morgan Gould, Sibusiso Hadebe, Valery Nahayo, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Dikgang Mabalane, Sydney Plaatjies, Richard de Villiers, Anthony Laffor and Geoffrey Massa all leave.