cosmos calm

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Jomo Cosmos might be lying second from the bottom of the Absa Premiership log, but their management insists there is no need to press the panic button yet.

"We are playing well, but goals are eluding us," said coach Jomo Sono ahead of their Nedbank Cup match against Golden Arrows in Umlazi tomorrow.

The two sides meet in this round of 32 match at King Zwelithini Stadium. Kickoff is at 3pm.

"We are carrying on with what we have been doing at training, there is nothing special. It's just a matter of time before we end the goal drought," said Sono.

"For us the league is more important than the competition. That is why we are putting a 2001 percent effort in the league.

"Arrows are a strong team with quality players, so it will be a tough game.

"We cross fingers for Geoffrey Massa and Siza Dlamini to be available up front."

Pacey Ugandan international Massa is nursing a knee injury, while Swazi striker Dlamini is still sorting out his paper work.

Cosmos have not scored a goal in their past four games.

Ezenkosi also went down 1-0 to log leaders Ajax Cape Town before registering goalless draws against Platinum Stars, Free State Stars and AmaZulu.

Manqoba Mnqithi, Arrows' coach, is also hoping to turn the corner after two successive defeats in the league - to Mamelodi Sundowns (2-1) and Santos (3-1).

Prior to that, they played to a goalless draw against Orlando Pirates. The usually diplomatic Mnqithi said they were geared up for a torrid afternoon.

Mnqithi welcomes back their influential skipper Kagisho Dikgacoi from suspension.

The big Dikgacoi usually forms a deadly partnership with Papi Zothwane in their engine room, which is expected to trouble Cosmos.

Sono will be hoping that Nkosinathi "Chippa" Nhleko, Lethola Mofokeng and Tshepo Moloto will take their scoring boots to Durban.