Jomo slams Eagles for flouting Fair Play rule

Jomo Sono coach of Jomo Cosmos © Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Head Coach and owner of Jomo Cosmos FC, Jomo Sono has lashed out at Royal Eagles for robbing his team of victory in last weekend’s NFD clash between both teams.

Eagles had restored parity on the back of a questionable goal, scored when Cosmos goalkeeper Thabo Modiba was down, and Sono is peeved that his team got a very raw deal.

“Simply put, we were robbed on the day, because our goalkeeper was injured during play, and according to FIFA Fair Play rules, they were expected to give us the ball back but they went on to score anyway. They were too embarrassed to even celebrate,” the former Bafana Bafana boss lamented.

The win took Eagles’ points haul to 25 in second place behind high-flying Thanda Royal Zulu, while Cosmos slipped down to 9th after suffering their 5th loss of the season.

“We don’t normally complain when we lose, but it’s the first time I saw such a disgusting thing in football; even their second goal was scored from an offside position. They were so desperate to win, because in my opinion, they are the weakest of all Durban teams. I was so disappointed with their antics,” Jomo further recalled.

Cosmos would later end the game with nine men after stand-in Captain Linda “Figo” Mntambo and substitute Mpho Rasilingwane received their marching orders, although the one-time Sporting Lisbon star admitted that both cards were justified.

“I think the ref was okay, and we deserve both red cards, no question about that. However, in the final analysis I believe we outclassed them. Even with only eight players on the pitch, we still created a lot of chances and could have won or drawn the game ,” Sono added.

-Mark Ogagan

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