Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Rheece Evans with Kathleho Loke of © Backpagepix

Cosmos’ relegation woes continue

A goal by Elhadji Samb early into the second half was cancelled out by Cuthbert Malajila as Jomo Cosmos drew 1-1 with Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership match.

Only in the 30th minute did the first real chance of the game for either side materialise.

A handball by Cosmos’ Gladwin Shitolo allowed the visitors to have a chance at goal when they received a free kick.

But the free kick attempt by Kurt Lentjies from the right channel was saved by Cosmos ‘keeper Avril Phali.

In the 38th minute Maritzburg’s Michael Morton brought down Mark Haskins and gave Cosmos an opportunity to shoot at goal. The free kick was drilled in by Haskins, but missed the target.

Then Cosmos managed to put the smiles on the faces of their supporters 10 minutes into the second half.

Elhadji Samb’s right-footed shot from 18-yards out found the bottom-right corner of the net to make it 1-0 in Cosmos’ favour in the 55th minute.

But in the 71st minute the visitors found the equaliser. Felix Obada crossed from the wing and found the head of Cuthbert Malajila, who placed the ball into the bottom-right corner of goal.

Cosmos knew the goal meant trouble for them and in the 74th minute a right-footed shot by Siyabonga Nontshinga just flew wide of goal.

The draw means that Cosmos will effectively be relegated from the Absa Premiership.

Jomo Cosmos (0) 1 (Samb 55’)

Maritzburg United (0) 1 (Malajila 71’)

Cosmos: A Phali, P Kobola, S Matete, G Shitolo; B Loke (B Burds 83’), M Haskins (B Sono 77’), E Samb, S Nhlapo, T Tshabalala, T Mkwanazi; S Nontshinga (Meiring 82’)

Maritzburg United: S Walters; M Diouf, B Hendricks, T Matuka (F Obada 56’), M Morton (D Booysens 79’); R De Jongh, R Evans, K Madondo (D Sibisi 60’), K Lentjies; P Zulu, C Malajila


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk

Sunday Oliseh
Coaching Eagles: What they won’t tell you
Two days after starting as chief coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria a representative of a major...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria needs something valid to celebrate
The Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium erupted in an orgy of celebration after Nigeria beat Swaziland 2-0.

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref’s room is out of bounds
The recent alleged incursion of the referees’ dressing room has taken “assaults” on match officials...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Mourinho and Rooney at crossroads
It was after a goalless draw at Old Trafford in the second match of the ill-judged season of David...