Cape Town - Jomo Cosmos coach Jomo Sono has lashed out at relegation rivals Maritzburg United for claiming his team fielded an eligible player.
The Team of Choice opened a case against Cosmos for playing Thabo Modiba in their 1-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs in March, claiming the goalkeeper was registered without the proper International Transfer Clearance Certificate.
However, Sono believes Modiba's paperwork was in order and labelled the KZN club as desperate in their bid to get out of the drop zone with just two games remaining in the league.
"It is a case that was initiated by Maritzburg," Sono said. "I understand, though. They are in trouble.
They are down there, it is understandable, it is desperation and they are looking around for where they can get points. They can't get them on the field so they have to look in the grandstand.
"I cannot talk about the matter, but one thing I can say, he [Modiba] would not have played if he was not registered properly.
"Maritzburg must get the points on the field, not outside. They must not go under tables looking for points. We work hard for our points, they must also work hard for theirs.
"There is no case, I can assure you of that. No case at all."
Ezenkosi are currently four points ahead of University of Pretoria and five in front of bottom-of-the-table Maritzburg in their relegation battle.