Massive boost for Cosmos as Maziya overcomes injury setback

Silas Maziya of Jomo Cosmos and Mvalo Msekeli of Cape Town All Stars challenge for ball during the National First Division 2017/18 football match between Cape Town All Stars and Jomo Cosmos at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town on 13 October 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Silas Maziya (L), challenged by Mvalo Msekeli of Cape Town All Stars

Ace winger, Silas “Shorty” Maziya restored smiles on the faces of Jomo Cosmos supporters when he returned to training on Wednesday after more than a month out on the sidelines.

“It’s been a trying moment for me, but I’m glad to be back in familiar terrain,” said the 21-year-old, who has been a revelation for Ezenkosi since joining the team from Magesi FC last year.

Maziya sustained a serious knee injury during the NFD match between University of Pretoria and Jomo Cosmos on February 3 and subsequently missed out on the league fixtures against Highlands Park, Stellenbosch FC and Mbombela United,

Prior to his injury setback, Maziya, who played his first official game for Ezenkosi on August 19, 2017 against Highlands Park, had made 19 starts and one substitute appearance for the team, scoring one goal and providing five assists.

Meanwhile, holding midfielder Mduduzi Sibeko is still battling to recover from his knee problem.

The former Acornbush United star has missed four matches so far since featuring in Ezenkosi’s 1-1 draw at home to Witbank Spurs on January 28.

-Mark Ogagan

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