Ezenkosi set to participate in Uthukela Mayoral Cup

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Zuko Gxabuza, one of the youngsters to be unleashed by Cosmos at the tournament

As a prelude to the NFD season kicking off in less than two weeks, Jomo Cosmos have been invited to participate in the Uthukela Mayoral Cup scheduled to hold at Settlers Park, Ladysmith on Sunday.

The tournament also involves Ezenkosi’s NFD rivals Royal Eagles and two invitational teams from Uthukela Municipality.

Cosmos are expected to field several new signings at the tournament to test their readiness for the season-long National First Division contest.

The first semi-final is between Jomo Cosmos and the Uthukela Invitation side, while Royal Eagles take on the Uthukela ‘B’ side in the second semi-final.

The tournament is organized annually by the Uthukela District Municipality.

Meanwhile, Ezenkosi’s preparations assumed more intensity on Thursday when the team played out a goalless draw against ABC Motsepe League campaigners, Acornbush United FC in Springfield.

Cosmos were also held to a 1-1 draw by JDR Stars on the same day, Sifiso Nkosi drawing Ezenkosi level in the keenly-contested friendly game.

FIXTURES:
1st semi-final:

09h00 Uthukela Invitational vs Jomo Cosmos
2nd semi-final:
11h00 Royal Eagles vs Uthukela XI
Final:
15h00 1st semi-final winner vs 2nd semi-final winner

-Mark Ogagan

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