Sibongiseni Gumbi
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31 Mar 2016
4:38 pm

Jomo will not be shocked if Cosmos lose 5-0 again

Sibongiseni Gumbi

A chirpy Jomo Cosmos asked Orlando Pirates coach, Eric Tinkler to be lenient on his team when the teams face each other in the Nedbank Cup last 16 match on Sunday afternoon.

Jomo Cosmos Coach Jomo Sono and Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler during the Jomo Cosmos and Orlando Pirates joint press conference at PSL Offices on March 31, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Sono praised Pirates for their continental achievements of late, and said they are the best team in Southern Africa.

The last time the teams met, Cosmos were routed 5-0, but Sono said he would not be shocked if Pirates gave tehm the same beating on Sunday.

“You don’t need to remind us of what happened the last time we played against Pirates,” mocked Sono.

“For me, Pirates is the best team in the country, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. This Pirates team have too many good players…

“We lose 1-0, it’s not a surprise. We lose 5-0, it’s not a shock,’’ said the Cosmos owner and coach.