Cosmos have nothing to lose

2011-10-24 20:25
Jomo Sono (File)

Johannesburg - Jomo Cosmos coach Jomo Sono is to opt for an offensive game against Bloemfontein Celtic in their Telkom Knockout first round tie at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton on Wednesday.

"Celtic are a good team with a good coach, but we have nothing to lose in the cup. We will look at attacking them from the first whistle," said Sono on Monday.

Cosmos are bottom of the log having yet to register a win since Premiership promotion this season.

They feel that a win over Celtic could spark a good run for them in the league.

"Our main mission this season is ensure that we stay up in the elite ranks next season," said Sono.

"A win here (against Celtic) will hopefully help us in giving us the confidence that we need for the league."

After eight league matches Ezenkosi have garnered four points from draws, and come off a 1-1 away league draw with Ajax Cape Town last week where they held the lead for most of the match.

"It's been the same thing all season because we have not played badly, I feel," Sono said.

"We just have not been getting the wins, but I feel that they are coming because we are playing good football.

"I want the team to go back to the old days of August Makalakalane and Thomas Madigage in the way they play with the ball."

Sono said the club would announce a new forward next week.

The new player is currently in Europe, with Sono refusing to divulge his name just yet.

Cosmos were meant to sign Benjani Mwaruwari, a former player, at the start of the season before the player opted for a contract with English side, Portsmouth.

There also is former striker Chris Katongo, who is currently in China, or even 35-year-old Nonda Shabani -- the former Congolese who made his professional debut at now-defunct Vaal Professionals in the nineties.

He went on to carve a distinguished career in France, Italy and England, and is currently a free agent after being released by Turkish side, Galatasaray last year.

"Outside of the experienced Elton Meiring, the average age of my strikers is about 22 years," he said.

"But I will be signing a new striker, with an announcement coming soon. He will be coming from Europe and has played in South Africa before. I believe that he will help us get the goals."

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