Michaelson Gumede
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23 May 2016
12:59 pm

Jomo – We thought this time we’d stay

Michaelson Gumede

Jomo Cosmos have become the first team in South African football to be relegated four times.

Jomo Sono during the Absa Premiership match between Maritzburg United and Jomo Cosmos. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Cosmos dropped to the National first Division after surrendering a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 against the now safe Maritzburg United.

Ezenkosi coach Jomo Sono says the defeat to Maritzburg was because of the forced changes that they had to make.

“We are disgusted, there are certain things in life that you cannot change. The problem is we were forced to make a change. The two players were playing well, Tebogo [Makobela] got a cramp and the centre half got out. We got hurt where it hurts most, centre half and midfield,” said Sono.

The Black Prince revealed that he was optimistic about his team’s survival.

“We thought this time we’d stay. To be honest I knew we were not good enough to compete for top eight, that is why I said if we could end up on position 14, and we nearly ended up there, you know.

“We were not good enough to compete but we were good enough to stay in the league, but unfortunately.”