Jomo Cosmos owner, Chairman and Head Coach, Jomo Sono was hosted to an in-house braai on Tuesday following his historic Doctorate Awards ceremony in Dubai last week.
The 61-year old Multiple Awards-winning business magnate mixed up with his players, company staff and friends to celebrate the occasion as he recounted his many years in football, his numerous achievements and his vision for young players who aspire to make a living out of the game.
He reminded all about the ‘dark’ years during which he was temporarily banned from football, and stressed the importance of the various roles he played in making sure the right things were done for the overall good of football.
“At some stages in my life, I did some things in football which looked out of sorts at the time, but has turned out in a positive way because those things helped to shape our football,” he noted.
He reiterated the significance of his contributions as a player and as coach, which, in his words, were the parameters that led to his being awarded Doctorates in far-away Dubai and in London.
“I am the first ever footballer to be accorded such honour,” he noted, “And when American First Lady Michelle Obama got up to make her speech at the event, I felt so proud and elated to be a South African,” he added.