Absa Premiership

Cosmos only aiming for survival

2015-06-25 15:42
Thabang Monare

Cape Town - Jomo Cosmos captain Thabang Monare says their focus next season will be to stay in the Premiership after fighting tooth and nail to earn promotion in the first place.

Ezenkosi will return to the Premiership after seeing off Moroka Swallows 1-0 in the final PSL playoff clash, edging both the Dube Birds and Black Leopards in the mini-league standings to gain promotion from the National First Division.

A team like Cosmos knows all the perks of being in the top flight, having bounced between South Africa's top-two divisions over recent years, and as the team resumes pre-season training this week, they will be hoping for a prolonged stay in the country's premier division.

Speaking to Football411 in an exclusive interview, 26-year old skipper Monare, who hails from Embalenhle in Mpumalanga, said: "We are starting training today in a hope of remaining for another season, because it will be difficult to try and compete for silverware.

"All we need is to maintain our status for another season and that would be much better. From there we see what happens."

Read more on:    jomo cosmos  |  psl  |  soccer


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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Saturday, 03 August 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Cape Town City, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Wits, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 04 August 2019
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v Polokwane City, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Wits v Baroka FC, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

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.