PSL

PSL is Cosmos priority: Sono

2012-04-10 10:07
Jomo Sono (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Jomo Cosmos are directing all their energy on their league campaign as they fight to avoid the relegation drop.

Cosmos coach Jomo Sono said they were left with no choice but to field an understrength team in the Nedbank Cup this weekend after a 2-1 loss to Orlando Pirates on Monday night left them flailing four points behind Santos at the bottom of the Premiership standings.

They face SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals in Polokwane on Sunday.

“To be honest, we might even field a second-string side in the Nedbank, because that's not our priority,” Sono said.

“Our priority is to stay in the [top-flight] league and get the players who are injured, like Mark Haskins, fit so we can compete in the league.

“We are looking to bring in three players, but we won't bring them to play in the Nedbank Cup.”

Cosmos would have felt robbed of a point after Rudolf Bester scored a stunner from long range to wrestle the win for Pirates in injury time.

Sono, however, said his experience in difficult situations would help his side overcome their latest in a series of setbacks.

“It's going to be difficult for the next two days to lift them up, but with the experience I've got from being around for so many years, I think I will lift them up for the next seven [league] games," he said.

“We fought hard. I only feel for the players, I don't feel for myself.

"I feel for my players because it's them who are dying out there.

“It's them who are putting all the effort out there and when that goal went in, I saw their faces.

"In my career as a footballer I've had so many hard knocks, so I don't have any place where I can take a knock.”

Sono insisted his squad still had some fight left in them after many had already condemned them to relegation.

“People are saying already we are gone, but I don't think Cosmos is gone," he said.

“The teams we are fighting with at the bottom, they still have to play us, and I don't think most of the teams would like to play us because of the way we are playing.”

Read more on:    jomo cosmos  |  psl  |  jomo sono  |  johannesburg  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
23 April 2014
Wits v Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v SuperSport United, Princess Magogo Stadium 19:30
26 April 2014
Free State Stars v Black Aces, Goble Park 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Platinum Stars, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United, Loftus Stadium 20:15
27 April 2014
Bloemfontein Celtic v Ajax Cape Town, Free State Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Moroka Swallows, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which team will walk away winners of the 2013/14 Absa Premiership title?

 
 
Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.