bamuza is fired up

ON PAPER it has all the hallmarks of an absolute stinker, but judging from what the players have said, the game between Jomo Cosmos and AmaZulu could provide fireworks.

ON PAPER it has all the hallmarks of an absolute stinker, but judging from what the players have said, the game between Jomo Cosmos and AmaZulu could provide fireworks.

Tail-enders Cosmos take on AmaZulu at the Rand Stadium on Saturday night, with both sides desperate for maximum points. Cosmos midfielder Bamuza Sono has called for Cosmos players to step up.

"It is very important for us to do well against AmaZulu on Saturday because we have to turn the corner. We all realise that we have to start picking up maximum points and move away from the relegation zone, and we have to start against AmaZulu. What I can promise you is that we are definitely going to win that match," Sono said.

Like his father Jomo, the club's owner and coach, Bamuza is confident that Cosmos will still be in the PSL next season.

"The players are not panicking because we have been in this situation before and we know exactly what we have to do to get out of it. Jomo has also been telling us not to push panic buttons. Cosmos will not be relegated," he said, adding that their fans have been happy with their performance and understand that luck has been eluding them.

AmaZulu finished a respectable eight in the league last season under Clive Barker, but are now struggling under former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey. They are 14th on the log.

Midfielder Ntokozo Sikhakhane says the recent problems between Tovey and midfielder Bafo Biyela have been forgotten.

"It was the first time something like that ever happened, but we have put it behind us and are now looking forward to the game against Cosmos," he said.

"After our win against Moroka Swallows recently, our morale has been very high but we can't take Cosmos lightly because should they win, they will go above us on the log."

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