Jomo Sono's Cosmos finally withers
JOMO Cosmos have returned to the National First Division after spending just one season in the Absa Premiership.
Their relegation was confirmed last night after they drew 2-2 with Black Leopards, who are also not yet save from the dreaded chop.
This Absa Premiership clash was played at Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton.
Jomo Sono's babes needed a win to keep their hopes of escaping relegation alive.
Cosmos, inspired by a handful of drum-beating supporters standing behind their bench, were aggressive in their approach as they were well aware that their lives in the top-flight depended on nothing else but a win.
Their first best attempt came from Katleho Loke, but his attempt hit the crossbar in the ninth minute. Five minutes later, the visitors came close to scoring but Rodney Ramagalela saw his long-range effort saved by goalkeeper Avril Phali.
Leopards then scored against the run of play in the 71st minute when Mongezi Bobe broke the deadlock after a neat cross from Tintswalo Tshabalala.
Three minutes later, Bobe completed his brace. Cosmos continued exerting pressure and their efforts were rewarded in the 83rd minute when Tshidiso Tukane pulled one back. Matthew Rusike equalised in the 87th minute. Leopards will need to beat Ajax Cape Town in their last league match of the season on Saturday to survive the chop.
Cosmos wind up their woeful campaign against relegation candidates Santos.
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