Cosmos flying high

2019-07-18 06:00
Young Cosmos (black shots) hammered Naledi Stars (maroon shots) 4-3 in a league game.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

Young Cosmos (black shots) hammered Naledi Stars (maroon shots) 4-3 in a league game.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

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Young Cosmos Football Club is widening the gap at the top of the super league under Lingelethu Football Association after their victory on Sunday 14 July against Naledi Stars at Site C Stadium.

Cosmos thrashed Stars 4-3 to boost its chance to clinch the league title. This win was their 10th for the season with only three draws in 13 games.

Cosmos coach Lulama Butswayi described his team as unstoppable. “Our aim is to become champions and playing runner-up games in the Castle League next season,” said Butswayi.

However, he stated that his boys lost a bit of focus in the second half as they allowed their opponents to come back.

“We finished the first half leading by one goal to nil. They (Stars) levelled the score early in the second half. We scored another three goals to make it four goals to one, but they scored another two goals,” said Butswayi. He said his intention is to keep the momentum till the end of the season.

“We are left with three games in the first round of the season. And we want to take one game at a time until we reach our goal,” he said adding that all the teams come out with all they have when they are playing against them.

Stars coach Mandla Mbotoli criticised the officials for “poor judgments”. The referee gave them a goal cited it crossed the line whereas it didn’t. Secondly, the referee denied us a penalty in the dying minutes of the game,” he said.

He added that his players also made silly mistakes which cost them the game.

“Our defence was not organised and they made unnecessary mistakes. They even scored an own goal,” said Mbotoli. Stars are in position 10 in the 16 team-log with four wins, five losses and four draws.


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