Sono rules out purchasing top-flight status

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Club boss Jomo Sono has ruled out suggestions that Jomo Cosmos could purchase a top-flight status after his side were relegated from the GladAfrica Championship.

Cosmos will compete in the ABC Motsepe League next season with Sono now preparing for life in the third tier of SA football.

"Remember I'm a development person, imagine me sengihamba ngitheng' ama - club?" Sono tells KickOff.

"Cosmos was bought, so why must we buy a status twice? I bought it a long time ago for R50 000.

"And I don't have money. A GladAfrica Championship status costs around R15 million. I only have money to buy bread, butter and jam ukuthi kudliwe endlini [for my family].

"We are heading straight to where we were relegated to.

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"We will bounce back, I know we will bounce back, I don't know when but we will bounce back.

"For sure we will bounce back, maybe after two seasons, but definitely we will bounce back for sure.

"All the senior players we released them, the Saal brothers (Devon and Lionel) we just got rid of them they can go they haven't played that much.

"Those who were getting game-time we negotiated with them and they've already received their clearances.

"Majority of the players we are left with are the under-23.

"In that division, you will need three or four experienced players, so we will need about four experienced players."

The South African football legend refuses to say much about the Lions case saying orders from Premier Soccer League prosecutor Zola Majavu prevent them from doing so.

"Remember Zola has issued a press release so he said both parties shouldn't make any reactions regarding the matter.

"But we will back, all those who are celebrating our downfall saying 'Hey Jomo is now out of football',

"I mean being relegated doesn't mean we are not going to play football where we going, we still going there to play football. So we will be there and we will be back."

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