Cape Town - A
first half goal by Charlton Mashumba saw Jomo Cosmos bagging their maiden Absa
Premiership win since their return to the Premier Soccer League when they
defeated Polokwane City 1-0 at Olen Park Stadium on Saturday night.
Mayala’s men were motivated by their midweek 0-0 draw against Mamelodi Sundowns
and took the game to the hosts as they were looking for their win in the
the first 10 minutes, both sides tried to settle down and it was the visitors
who first made attempts to get an early lead when Puleng Tlolane took a shot
but he and missed to the right of the target.
hosts controlled the proceedings but failed to retain the ball and City
skipper Jabu Maluleke took a shot at goal and goalkeeper Sherwyn Naicker
safely held on.
three minutes later, the goal scorer Mashumba responded swiftly with a shot but
he couldn’t hit the target and the ball went wide.
after 35 minutes of action, the Zimbabwean bounced back and netted for Ezenkosi
with a fine header to hand the hosts the deserved lead.
minutes later, Pentjie Zulu’s strike in an aim to make it two went straight to
goalkeeper George Chigova and the hosts went to the dug-out leading 1-0.
the second stanza, Nkueni Mayala’s men pushed forward and showed great sense of
urgency as Siphesihle Nzimande unleashed a powerful shot in the 58th minute
but it was cleared by Ndabenhle Mthembu.
the 60th minute, fouls dominated the game as they disrupted the
flow of in the middle of the park, however, it was the hosts who nearly grabbed
the second goal when Mashumba took a direct free kick, but he failed to direct
it to the posts and it flew over the bar.
Sono’s fought hard to hold on to their maiden win as they bagged the full three
points, denying Mayala his first three points since taking over from Kostadin
win takes Ezenkosi to the 13th spot with seven points from nine
matches whilst City move to the 14th spot on the Absa
Premiership standings with seven points.