Cosmos pray for miracle

TEARS of joy and sorrow will flow as the curtain finally comes down on the 2009-2010 Absa Premiership season tomorrow.

TEARS of joy and sorrow will flow as the curtain finally comes down on the 2009-2010 Absa Premiership season tomorrow.

The spotlight will fall on basement club Jomo Cosmos and Mpumalanga Black Aces, who are fighting to avoid automatic relegation to the National First Division.

Ezenkosi take on Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville Stadium, while AmaZayoni engage Ajax Cape Town at Wellington Stadium in the Mother City.

Cosmos will go back to the lower division after spending one season in the top flight should Aces beat Ajax.

The team that finishes in 15th place out of the 16 Premiership teams will have a chance to negotiate their way back to the Premiership through the playoffs, while the bottom club will go straight to the National First Division.

Cosmos owner-coach Jomo Sono has always maintained that God does not want Ezenkosi to be relegated, but that remains to be seen.

Swallows, whose striker Siyabonga Nomvethe has been in a class of his own, need a point to qualify for the MTN8 next season.

The Urban Warriors, on the other hand, have qualified for Wafa Wafa, the lucrative top eight tournament on the continent.

In Free State, Bloemfontein Celtic entertain heartbreakers Orlando Pirates at Seisa Ramabodu Stadium.

This will be Pirates' first game since they were embarrassed by minnows Gaborone United of Botswana, who dumped them out of the African Champions League, a competition they won in 1995 on away goals.

It will be a question of pride for the two teams as they have both qualified for Wafa Wafa, which carries a whopping R8million winner's prize.

All matches kick off at 3.30pm.

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