Cosmos ready for opener
JOMO Cosmos spokesperson Lucky "Lacoste" Mhlathe says Jomo Sono's troops are ready to take on African Warriors who host them in one of the opening fixtures of the National First Division at Charles Mopeli Stadium in Phuthaditjhaba on Sunday.
Kickoff is at 3pm.
Mhlathe said they were planning a quick return to the Absa Premiership.
"We have prepared for the league programme through a series of friendly matches. We have assembled a strong squad which will be equal to the task on Sunday. Based on the good performances displayed during the friendly matches we will return home with maximum points," said Mhlathe yesterday.
Ezenkosi will rely on the likes of captain Gladwin Shitolo, Matsilele Sono Junior and former Free State Stars striker Alain Lebyane for victory.
The weekend fixtures will kick off with the Cape Town derby between Santos and Vasco da Gama at Athlone Stadium on Friday at 7.30pm. In another derby Mpumalanga Black Aces will host Sivutsa Stars at Secunda Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is at 3pm.
The rest of the weekend fixtures are:
NNK Rugby Stadium: FC Cape Town vs Thanda Royal Zulu (3pm); Botshabelo Stadium: Roses United vs Witbank Spurs (3pm); Buffalo City Stadium: Blackburn Rovers vs Milano United (6pm).