Sono thanks ancestors for win

2011-10-27 08:57
Jomo Sono (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Jomo Cosmos boss Jomo Sono thanked the higher powers for his side's Telkom Knockout Last-16 win over Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.

Ezenkosi claimed the last Ziwa Mo quarter-final spot at the Sinaba Stadium with first-half goals from defender Ousmane Berthe and midfielder Tshediso Tukane.

Carrying a 2-0 lead after the break, the final nail in the coffin was hammered in by midfielder Katlego Loke in the 65th minute, giving the home side an elusive first victory of their 2011/12 campaign.

"God and our ancestors were on our side tonight," proclaimed Sono in the post-match interview. "I was wondering when we were going to win a game... even those (teams) playing on Sundays were winning."

The Benoni-based outfit remain bottom of the Premiership table, but the Black Prince believes Wednesday's success will prove the catalyst for big things to come.

He added: "It is a big boost beating a team like Celtic. (Now) the team will now believes me when I say we're better than half the teams in the league."

Man of the Match Loke reiterated his coach's positive outlook, saying: "The win gives us confidence going forward. It is a turning point for us and we will start using it in the league."

Meanwhile, Celtic coach Clinton Larsen was scathing of his side's performance, but gave credit to Cosmos for their achievement.

"They (Cosmos) played well on the counter and took their free-kick chances when we gave them to them," he said.

"(But) we didn't pitch up on the day and didn't deserve the winning result. We just weren't good enough."

Read more on:    telkom knockout  |  jomo sono

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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