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Cosmos Qualify For Play-Offs, Ubuntu Back In Drop Zone

National First Division Wrap 29 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 29, 2018 05:29 PM

Jomo Cosmos qualified for the lucrative PSL playoffs with a 3-2 win over Super Eagles but Black Leopards lost 2-1 to NFD champions Highlands Park, while Richards Bay grabbed a crucial 2-1 success over relegation-threatened Ubuntu Cape Town.

In addition, Witbank Spurs and Real Kings both have a chance of finishing in the top three following victories over Mbombela United and Mthatha Bucks respectively.

In a five-goal thriller, Ezenkosi pushed hard during the opening stages with a number of sustained attacks but in the 26th minute - against the run of play - Ian Palmer’s side took the lead when Bongani Mbuli headed home a corner.

However, it wasn’t long before the scores were level via a Clifford Mulenga penalty, before Lefa Hlongwane and Tebogo Makobela helped Cosmos take a 3-1 lead.

Although Eagles made it 3-2 via Mlungisi Nkosi, the team were second best on the day and have to beat Mthatha at home next Sunday to avoid the chop.

The Lions of the North, without the suspended Junior Sibande, initially had a tough time at the hands of Lidoda Duvha, for whom Khuliso Mudau opened the scoring in the first period.

It was an intense game where Peter Shalulile and Thabo Motlafi eventually ensured victory for Highlands, which means Leopards will have to wait for their final match at home to Cosmos to see if they, too, are going to play in the same competition.

Siyavutha, thanks to Austin Dube’s winner without reply, are just two points behind Leopards, while Kings are in exactly the same situation after beating already-relegated Bucks 2-0.

There was also a five-goal thriller between University of Pretoria and Stellenbosch FC, despite this encounter having very little importance in the season standings.

By half-time, four goals had been scored with Steve Barker’s team leading 3-1 as a result of Iqraam Rayners’ brace and a single effort from Sekela Sithole.

AmaTuks added a second to make the final score 3-2.

Royal Eagles are safe after their 1-1 draw with Cape Town All Stars, but following a 2-1 defeat to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC, Uthongathi FC still face a big test next Sunday against AmaTuks.


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Tshale Apr 30, 2018 07:24 PM
Good luck to jomo cosmos
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llumadi Apr 30, 2018 01:44 PM
i don't think he is ready for PSL
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305majola Apr 30, 2018 08:54 AM
If pulukwane city goes to playoffs I doubt they will make it
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CECIL M Apr 30, 2018 08:49 AM
good luck bra J
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EagleEye Apr 30, 2018 08:48 AM
Mjomane are you ready?????
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MaTshepiso Apr 30, 2018 08:04 AM
The other team that deserve to be in the playoffs is Witbank Spurs, not Black Leopards, not Real Kings.
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Apr 30, 2018 07:43 AM
Cosmos is a good team with experienced coach bra Mjoman.
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Skhomo Apr 29, 2018 10:55 PM
Ltido, why do you say Jomo is not ready? How does a team qualify for play offs and still be considered as not ready!!!!?
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Ltido@kby Apr 29, 2018 08:49 PM
Jomo Cosmos is not ready for the psl
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TBS Apr 29, 2018 08:32 PM
@MaTshepiso ,,,True that.
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JAWS OF LIFE Apr 29, 2018 08:27 PM
We all kn0w that j0m0 C0sm0s will c0me all the way fr0m NFD t0 PSL just t0 get relegated again at the end 0f the seas0n
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shares_sheleni Apr 29, 2018 08:14 PM
Jomo come very strong second half they were very unlucky to consider that unclear penalty.
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 29, 2018 08:03 PM
@Mghatsane thanks brother. The League is interesting with us around kkkkkk, I just hope we will come back for good
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Mghatsane Apr 29, 2018 07:57 PM
Good lucky Bra J. You belongs here aka PSL. I can't wait to see you and Cosmos
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 29, 2018 07:50 PM
Bra j ovious they a back to psl bcz they wll not loose in playoffs
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No badges available Apr 29, 2018 06:59 PM
I wish Jomo comes back to psl.He must come and produce quality players that we never had since Jomo's departure.We need another Tschilo,another Yeye etc
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MaTshepiso Apr 29, 2018 06:55 PM you want those Moses Mabida Stadium murderers and arsonists?
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Tulip Apr 29, 2018 06:40 PM
Jomo will come back and go back keyoyo club

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