Struggling Jomo Cosmos host Black Leopards this afternoon at the Rand Stadium in a Castle Premiership match.
Cosmos, who won the SAA Supa8 Cup in the beginning of the year, have been finding the going tough in the league. They have only won five of their games with nine losses and six draws and sit in 11th position on the table. A victory is needed tonight if they are to finish in the top eight to defend their Supa8 trophy.
And Jomo Sono, the Ezenkosi coach, who has made public his intentions to coach the South African national team, will have to come up with a winning formula from his multi-talented but under performing players.
Tico Tico, the captain of Cosmos is the only player performing to his potential, says Sono, while Russel Mwafulirwa, the Malawi international striker who used to score goals like they were going out of fashion when he joined Ezenkosi two seasons ago, seems to have lost his shooting boots.
Shakes Mashaba, the former Bafana Bafana coach who is now coaching Black Leopards, is under pressure to register his first win since he joined the Limpopo based team.
He has been at the helm for two games and Leopards have no points from those matches. This gives little indication that Leopards are in fact being coached by a former national team coach.
In Kelvin Mushangazhike, Lododa Duvha have a player capable of destroying the tightest of defences in the league, but the Zimbabwean international midfielder has acquired a reputation for hanging on to the ball for too long and conceding position in vital areas.
Tonight's game promises to be an interesting encounter with Leopards, who are ninth on the log, more than capable when they are in possession compared to Cosmos who are more defensively minded.
Kick off is at 16:00