Cosmos not yo-yo stars
IF JOMO Cosmos are to be relegated again at the end of the season, they will match a record set not long ago for three successive descents from the Premier Soccer League.
But Jomo Sono's side are far from the worst performers when it comes to failing to keep their top-flight status - that unwanted distinction belongs to African Wanderers.
Ezenkosi lie rock-bottom of the PSL standings and effectively need to win all five of their remaining matches to escape going down again. If they can't do so, it will be their third successive failure, following relegation in 2008 and 2010.
It follows the yo-yoing of AmaZulu at the start of the decade when they finished second-last and went down in 2000, won the Coastal Stream to be promoted in 2001, then finished second-last again and were relegated in 2002, before winning automatic promotion again in 2003 as Coastal Stream winners.
In the 2003-2004 season, AmaZulu changed their name temporarily to Zulu Royals and finished stone last.
Cosmos ended bottom in 2008 with just two wins and after immediately returning to the PSL, finished last again in 2010. Having been promoted once more as 2011 National First Division champions, Ezenkosi have again struggled this season with two victories and only the ever-optimistic Sono believes they will survive.
Should Cosmos go down it will be the fourth time the club have been relegated. But the 1987 league champions are still a long way off the record number of drops suffered by Wanderers. The Hammarsdale-based club were relegated eight times between 1979 and 2003. They do not look to be coming back to the top flight any time soon.
Bloemfontein Celtic suffered five relegations.