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Late Drama As Cosmos Sink Dikwena In Playoffs

Premier Soccer League Promotion/Relegation Play-Off Report: Jomo Cosmos v Platinum Stars 02 June 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 02, 2018 04:59 PM

Premier Soccer League Promotion/Relegation Play-Off

Result: Jomo Cosmos 2-1 Platinum Stars

Date: 02 June 2018

Venue: Vosloorus Stadium

Jomo Cosmos struck in the dying stages of the second half to earn themselves a 2-1 win over Platinum Stars in their final Promotion/Relegation Playoff tie.

Read: Leopards Promoted To Absa Premiership, Dikwena Relegated

The two sides were playing for pride as Black Leopards had already secured promotion in their final playoff game in midweek.
Lefa Hlongwane grabbed the lead for Ezenkosi in the 10th minute of this weekend's clash with a brilliant first-time side-footed strike in the box following a cross from the right wing, 1-0.
Letsie Koapeng almost found the reply for Dikwena in the 15th minute after leaping highest inside the box to power through a header but his effort sailed over the bar.
Jomo Sono’s charges were dominating possession but they were not creating enough chances in the last third.
However, Hlongwane nearly got his second goal of the match in the 28th minute but he hit the outside of the post with a powerful strike from the edge of the box.
Roger De Sa’s troops were awarded a penalty seven minutes before half-time but Koapeng missed from the penalty spot, with Ezenkosi goalkeeper King Ndlovu making the save.
Koapeng made up for his penalty miss a minute into the second stanza catching Ndlovu way off his line with a long-range shot that had no power but nevertheless beat the Ezenkosi goalkeeper, 1-1.
Dikwena were a much-improved side after the hour mark and put Cosmos under pressure as they pushed for a second goal.
However, Tebogo Tlolane netted in second-half stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win for Ezenkosi, who finished second in the playoff standings while Stars finish last with two points.

Here's how they lined up:

Cosmos: Ndlovu, Makobela, Lingwati, Lebahi, Tlabakwe, Mabula, Sibeko, Tlolane, Hlongwane, Manjoe, Sono Jnr.

Subs: Modiba, Rasilingwane, Nzimande, Obi, Laqwela, M. Ndlovu, K. Ndlovu.

Stars: Visser, Mere, Mlilo, Mthethwa, Molete, Mekoa, Baloyi, Gome, Senne, Koapeng, Rambuwane.

Subs: Hoffman, Monama, Phiri, Sithole, Matlakala, De Jongh.


Match Centre

Jomo Cosmos
Full Time
2 Jun 2018 15:00 Vosloorus Stadium South African Promotion Playoffs
Platinum Stars
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11’ Lifa Hlongwane

90’ Tebogo Tlolane

46’ Letsie Koapeng

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llumadi Joined: 23 Apr 2015
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llumadi Jun 04, 2018 08:15 AM
Stars fail to win even 1 game no last always his position from the start to finish same on PSL
THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Jun 03, 2018 05:15 PM
Bye stars.
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Doctorson Malinga Jun 03, 2018 12:36 PM
This team I thought there gonna get back to PAL BUT SHO SOCCER HAS SURPRISES
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Jun 03, 2018 09:02 AM
Dikwena are a waste of time. There were given a backdoor chance like Dunusa in CAF but failed to grab an opportunity with both hands.
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Boris Becker Jun 03, 2018 08:46 AM
Both teams are sinked maan
MfanoYellow Joined: 16 Apr 2018
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MfanoYellow Jun 03, 2018 08:01 AM
LATE DRAMA AS COSMOS SINK DIKWENA I don't see where the drama was.
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setlaboswana Jun 03, 2018 07:39 AM
I have long maintained De Sa chose a wrong career.
MfanoYellow Joined: 16 Apr 2018
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MfanoYellow Jun 03, 2018 07:14 AM
I don't see where the drama as per the heading says.
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@swazipeterd Jun 03, 2018 07:08 AM
platinum made a mistake by taking two cups frm pirates...therefore; soon they wil be in theABC motsepe league, paying for sorry
fisto vs zebraditor Joined: 18 Oct 2016
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fisto vs zebraditor Jun 03, 2018 05:33 AM
Useless game
Theemba M Joined: 05 Jan 2018
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Theemba M Jun 02, 2018 10:25 PM
Ajax were better than Dikwena,they deserve to relegated
musazumakhosi Joined: 10 May 2017
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musazumakhosi Jun 02, 2018 08:41 PM
This team is a joke really
5accd2ba5329a Joined: 08 May 2017
No badges available Jun 02, 2018 07:37 PM
Ajax could hv don beter dan Kwenas, sory Ajax NFD was desevd by Dikwena sinz de mid of de season nt U
Mketule 1 Joined: 28 May 2017
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Mketule 1 Jun 02, 2018 06:16 PM
Meroko ya diteam.
Octavious Joined: 18 Mar 2014
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Octavious Jun 02, 2018 06:10 PM
things are the way they supposed be two top teams from the NFD were promoted to the PSL.
Or bucs Joined: 02 Jun 2018
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Or bucs Jun 02, 2018 05:33 PM
Jomo mst gv other couches chance en he mst run the office
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Khosi 4 Mjadu Jun 02, 2018 05:29 PM
Roger De Sa' must fall!
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 02, 2018 05:16 PM
Goodbyee dikwena dinaledi
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Bucs nation Jun 02, 2018 05:12 PM
I thought it was a draw...but platinum stars you deserve it.
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Ben_Stokes_101 Jun 02, 2018 03:13 PM
too little, too late, MJOMANA...

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