TTM snatch stoppage time equalizer to deny Cosmos

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Jomo Cosmos failed to build on their narrow one goal and eventually settled for 1-all draw away to Tshakhuma TM in Thohoyandou last Sunday in continuation of the Glad Africa Championship (GAC).

After a drab first half that saw both teams unable to carve out clear cut scoring opportunities, the game came alive in the second stanza when the visitors drew first blood through new signing, Chijioke Omeke.

The Nigerian striker latched onto a pass from team skipper Ange Lebahi to beat goalkeeper Mamudzidi following an in-swinging corner kick by Tumi Ngwepe.

Tshakhuma reacted swiftly to the setback, bombarding the visitors with a spate of relentless attacks, but were unable to breach Ezenkosi’s backline of Branden Matsila, Thabo Makhele, Tumelo Matona and Nkululeko Tshangane.

However, the Cosmos backline eventually crumbled in the third minute of stoppage time when Thembi Nevhulamba smashed home the equalizer to save Tshakhuma from the brink of defeat.

Sunday’s result took Cosmos up to 7th on the log with two points in as many games while TTM maintained their spot on the top four with four points.

Ezenkosi’s next league game comes up this weekend against University of Pretoria (AmaTuks) at Tuks Stadium, Pretoria.

MATCH FACTS

Glad Africa Championship, 25 August, 2019; Thohoyandou Stadium 
TSHAKHUMA TM (0) 1 (Thembi Nevhulamba 90+3) 
JOMO COSMOS (0) 1 (Chijioke Omeke 57’) 
THSKHUMA: S. Mamudzidi – T. Mashele, L. Mabotja, J. Munganga, T. Makgoka, L. Khumalo, O. Ononogbu, W. Mkhubu, M. Mokoena, N. Mgaga, T. Mandlazi.
SUBS: T. Ramaele, S. Matshali, S. Mbonani, L. Mofokeng, T. Nevhulamba, P. Ndlondlo, L. Ndou
COACH: 
COSMOS: Buthelezi – Matsila, Matona, Makhele, Tshangane – Lebahi ©, Mabula, Ledwaba, Ngwepe (Ongelethu Somtsewu 80’) – Ohizu (Thomas Kgope 65’), Chijioke Omeke (Sicelo Mkhize 90+1).
SUBS NOT USED: Khoza, Ndlovu, Mesana, Jnr Sono, B. Gumede
COACH: Jomo Sono
BOOKED: Makhele

-Mark Ogagan

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