COSMOS gun for AmaTuks

Matome Lebea

Matome Lebea

The Nedbank Cup preliminary rounds' match between Jomo Cosmos and AmaTuks came at the right time because after tomorrow's encounter the stronger team will be known.

The match is billed for Tshwane at 3.30pm. This after the two top sides in the National First Division (NFD) Inland Stream failed to produce any goal in their previous two league outings.

Ezenkosi team manager Andrew Rabutla is confident that his side will turn the tables around against the fast-running University of Pretoria.

"We have worked hard on improving the strike force and as a result we want to win the match inside the 90 minutes of regulation time," said Rabutla, a former Bafana Bafana defender.

"I am confident that Lazarus Kaimbi, who sobbed endlessly after we played to a goalless draw with AmaTuks two weeks ago, will score on Tuesday. His intention will be complimented by the return of Siza "Spoko" Dlamini from injury."

His counterpart at AmaTuks, Graham Oosthuis conceded that it will be a tough encounter but that his boys will be razor sharp for Cosmos tomorrow.

"The fact that our twin strikers Nkosinathi Ogle and Thabo Moleko found the net in their past matches, is a clear indication that Cosmos must brace themselves for a defeat," said Oosthuis.

Last year's finalists, Mpumalanga Black Aces are also confident of beating African Warriors who they host at Kwanyamazane Stadium tomorrow at 3.30pm.

Another interesting match of this round will be the battle of the strugglers between Dynamos and Durban Stars at NkowaNkowa stadium.

The duo failed to impress from the beginning of the season but their forms have changed drastically recently.