Cosmos vs Angola game ends in a brawl

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Ugly scenes marred Friday afternoon’s friendly international game between Jomo Cosmos and Angola’s home based national side at Ezenkosi’s training grounds in Springfield.

The game got off to a frantic start with both teams eager to assert themselves, but it was the visitors who got the upper hand after a quarter of an hour when a defensive lapse allowed the Palancas Negras to go 1-0 up.

However, things soon got heated up when an aggressive Angolan midfielder was shown the red card for a nasty foul.

As the end of the first half approached, rough tackles kept flying in and Cosmos defender Shane Thompson was caught out in melee when he also got sent off for a very reckless challenge on an opposing player.

The ugly incidents would later force the visitors to opt out of the game without honouring second half proceedings.

COSMOS LINE-UP
Davies Modiba
Sphenathi Laqwela
Thato Lingwati
Frederic Nsabiyumva (Captain)
Shane Thompson
Ange Lebahi
Linda Mntambo
Tebogo Makobela
Matsilele Jnr Sono
Khomotso Marebane
Franklin Ogbonna

-Mark Ogagan

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