'Cosmos is the best bakery in town'

Sono, who has sold many of his star players in the past, has in fact described Cosmos as the “best bakery in town”, saying suitors can come buy the bread, in this case his players, he keeps on making.

In January Sono made the strange decision to sell Linda Mntambo, Mxolisi Macuphu and Frederic Nsabiyumva to Chippa United, even though Ezenkosi were battling for a spot at the top of the National First Division table.

Now his midfielder Mduduzi Sibeko could leave to join Bidvest Wits, while others will no doubt be looking for greener pastures in the topflight.

“You know with Jomo Sono he has the best bakery in town, he bakes players. I bake bread and people can come buy this bread. Tomorrow morning you can come buy another one. Every day I make nice bread, that’s why they keep coming back for the bread,” Sono says.

“With me it’s not a problem. I make players, I get players, I don’t stress about players leaving. I expect them to leave for greener pastures and they expect me to stay to make more bread. Whoever goes, I will make another bread.”

Cosmos were beaten 1-0 by newly promoted Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday, a defeat which confirmed that they will be spending at least another campaign in the second tier.

Despite the defeat, Sono says he is proud of his players.

“I am very proud of this team. I feel they played well against all odds, against 15 000 people [at the stadium].”  

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