Premier Soccer League Promotion/Relegation Play-Off
Teams: Jomo Cosmos 2-2 Black Leopards
Date: 20 May 2018
Venue: Vosloorus Stadium
Jomo Cosmos struck in the dying stages of the second half to earn themselves a 2-2 draw with Black Leopards in the Promotion/Relegation play-offs.
Zambian striker Mwape Musonda grabbed the lead for Lidoda Duvha in the 12th minute with a clinical low strike from close range following a cross into the area, 1-0.
Leopards goalkeeper Rotshidzwa Muleka allowed Ezenkosi back into the game four minutes later, spilling Ismail Mgunda’s low tame effort into the back of the net from a corner situation, 1-1.
Jomo Sono’s charges were playing deep and looked to catch Leopards on counter-attacks and set pieces situations.
Joseph Mhlongo had a chance for Lidoda Duvha in the 36th minute with a curling strike from the edge of the box that sailed slightly over the top corner.
The score remained 1-1 as the sides entered the halftime break.
Musonda had a great opportunity to put Lidoda Duvha ahead four minutes after the break at the back post but directed his header straight at Cosmos shot-stopper King Ndlovu.
However, the Zambian striker did make it 2-1 two minutes after the hour for Leopards with a powerful low shot from from 20-yards out.
Musonda almost completed his hat-trick 11 minutes from time, but Ezenkosi goalkeeper Ndlovu made a crucial save to deny the Zambian forward.
However, Sono's men snatched the equaliser in second-half stoppage time thanks to a towering header from Thato Lingwati.
Here's how they lined up:
Cosmos: K. Ndlovu, Laqwela, Lingwati, Lebahi, Gebhardt, Haoseb, Sibeko, Makobela, Mabula, Hlongwane, Mgunda.
Subs: Modiba, Rasilingwane, Zungu, Mulenga, Jnr Sono, Tlolane, Obi.
Leopards: Muleka,Munyai, Munganga, Masia, Mashoene, Mhlongo, Nange, Tshepe, Nene, Maphangule, Musonda.
Subs: Makgetlwa, Mahangwahaya, Matlholwa, Shivambu, Ndou, X. Ndlovu, Aifimi.