Home | SA Soccer News | Swallows News | Chat Forum | Chat Forum Help |
|

Today on MorokaSwallows:

     Home
     Swallows News
    SA Soccer News

    Chat Forum
     Previews/Reports
     Fixtures & Results
     PSL Standings
     Players
     Ladies League
     Columns
     Supporters Club
     Club Information
     Screensavers
     Wallpapers
     Social Responsibility
     Contact us
SA SOCCER NEWS
Preview: Cosmos v Chiefs 20/02/04
The struggling Jomo Cosmos will take on a high flying Kaizer Chiefs at the Mmbatho Stadium in what promises to be a clash of the titans fixture.

Cosmos have lost two games in the space of three days to Cape-teams Santos and Ajax 3-2 and 1-0 consecutively.

Meanwhile Chiefs have marked their return to the Premiership with a hard fought 1-0 win over Golden Arrows on Wednesday evening.

What gives this game added spice is the fact that the two teams met in the Coca Cola Cup final in 2002 where Ezenkosi managed to beat the Amakhosi 1-0, who in the previous year's final thrashed Cosmos 5-0.

A beating Jomo Sono's men have not forgotten.

The departure of Sammy Magalefa and Lovers Mohlala have seemingly left a gap that coach Sono has not been able to plug.

Cosmos will be relying on the ball winning skills of Teboho Mokoena when he comes up against a speedy and mobile Chiefs midfield led by Bafana Bafana team mate John Moshoeu.

Ezenkosi's all-time leading goal scorer Manuel Bucuane will be closely marked by either Patrick Mabedi, Fabian McCarthy or even Derrick Spencer, who made his debut with Chiefs against Arrows.

David Radebe was the chief destroyer against Cosmos last season scoring once in their first round two-nil win and then getting a brace in a resounding 3-1 victory in the second round of the Castle Premiership while veteran 'Shoes' Moshoeu added to the goals as well.

These statistics that should see the young Radebe start as a lone striker.

Coach Ted Dumitru is certainly not short on options now that seven of his regulars have returned from Tunisia while Sono has to find a way into the top eight teams to stand a chance of defending the inaugural SAA Supa8 championship..

A win for Amakhosi will bring them within one point of the log leaders Santos who have 40 points while victory for Cosmos will take them into a much-needed top eight bracket.


Possible starting XI

Cosmos (4-4-2): Phali, Rabutla, Motloung, Gould, Mhlongo, Mabalane, Sephadi, Mokoena, Mhlathe, Bucuane, Mwafulirwa

Chiefs (4-5-1): Fernandez, Nzama, Mabedi, Spencer,Kannemeyer,Fredericks, Nengomasha, Moshoeu, Mooki, Pule, Radebe.

TOP STORIES
Pule's Suspension Stands - Putco

South African clubs start their African journeys

Igesund named Coach of the Month


PSL preview: Leopards vs Chiefs

Kaizer Motaung lambastes Dolezar

The benefit of being dropped - Lekoelea

Nomvete grateful for another chance

Malatsi in trouble again

Beckenbauer Still Behind S.A

Anticipation building for Bafana-Aussie clash

Hunt left speechless after huge defeat

Strong squad named for Olympic qualifier

Sebona not bitter with Swallows

FC Fortune boss wants fortune from Fortune



Home | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Copyright | Images supplied by Touchline Photo| Designed by 365