- Following their 2-0 defeat to Black Leopards on Sunday, Jomo Cosmos coach Jomo
Sono said his charges lost the game due to their failure to convert chances in
the first half.
went down to Leopards in their first match of the PSL and NFD
relegation/promotion playoffs at the Thohoyandou Stadium courtesy of Siphelele
Ntshangase and Ivan Mahangwahaya strikes.
59-year-old mentor believes Leopards supporters’ played a significant role in
his team’s downfall on the day, citing that Lidoda Duvha were more motivated by
their 12th man which Cosmos failed to deal with.
think we played very well on the day,” Sono told Sport24 in an exclusive
only we managed to take our chances earlier in the game, maybe things could
have ended differently.
were in control of the game up until we conceded the first goal.
got a lucky goal and getting a goal with a crowd like this it helped them
become a superman.
to Leopards, they took their two chances and that’s why they won.”
their loss which sent them to the bottom of the mini-league, the former Bafana
Bafana mentor believes Ezinkosi still have what it takes to advance to the PSL
said people must not write his team off yet, as they are determined to make
things difficult for Leopards in their return fixture at home.
I can say now is that don’t rule Cosmos out yet.
rule us out of this tournament now based on our defeat.
(Leopards) still have to come to Vereeniging and I can assure you now that they
won’t win there.
won’t beat us in Vereeniging, definitely they won’t win there.”
will be looking to get their playoffs campaign up and running when they face
Moroka Swallows in their next game at the Vaal University of Technology on