Ezenkosi have three key players missing for Sunday’s fixture against Ubuntu

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 19:  Raymond Monama of Ajax Cape Town and Tebogo Mabula of Jomo Cosmos during the National First Division match between Jomo Cosmos and Ajax Cape Town at Vosloorus Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Tebogo Mabula of Jomo Cosmos (L) in action against Ajax Cape Town last August in Vosloorus

Jomo Cosmos will be without injured vice-captain Inky Masuku and the suspended duo of centre back Sicelo Hlatshwayo and midfielder Tebogo Mabula for Sunday’s NFD game against Ubuntu Cape Town FC.

Ezenkosi’s technical bench will be forced to reshuffle their starting line-up after Hlatshwayo and Mabula picked up their fourth respective bookings in last week’s 2-0 defeat at Mbombela United, while Masuku is also ruled out since sustaining an ankle strain at training last Wednesday.

Hlatshwayo, who made his debut for Cosmos this season, started the last nine NFD games and crowned a sterling performance with a goal against Cape Umoya United last month.

Mabula has made eight league starts and one substitute appearance in the current campaign so far, while Masuku has seven league starts, two substitute appearances and one goal to his name.

Meanwhile, there were no further injuries to report as Ezenkosi rounded up their last training session on Saturday morning.

Cosmos host basement side, Ubuntu Cape Town FC on Sunday. Kick off time at the Vosloorus Stadium is 15h30.

-Mark Ogagan

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