Sunday will see the first ever final of the SAA Supa 8 taking place at the Kings Park Soccer Stadium in Durban. Jomo Cosmos and Moroka Swallows will contest for the R1.2 million prize money due to the winner in this grand finale.
Cosmos boss Jomo Sono refused to speak about Sunday's game."No disrespect but the last time I did an interview about a final, the Coca-Cola Cup, Kaizer Chiefs thumped us 5-0 and that's not what I want," he jokingly told SAsoccer365.com, before adding: "I am very superstitious, but you can call me anytime after the game, and also only after we win the Coke Cup."
Manuel 'Tico-Tico' Bucuane was willing to speak to SAsoccer365.com and is confident Cosmos can make their mark in history."We're not even thinking about the loss to Swallows last season, in fact I've forgotten about it and no it won't affect our performance at all."
The Cups Importance
"We will treat this as any other game, meaning we want to win it. It's a cup final so we'll be going all out to win it, as we do for every other game. So we expect a tough battle from a good team who have had a good run in the Castle Premiership so far."
"Jomo is an excellent coach, he has put no pressure on us to win this cup or the league. So we just go out and have fun, so I don't feel pressured being the captain. I just have to lead by example and give my all to the team."
Ezenkosi are known for their robust style of play but Tico-Tico says that the team has skill in abundance."There are about four or five players that can take my position and score goals, you know it's up to Jomo to decide who'll play, and as for hard tackles it's part of the game."