- Jomo Cosmos will play football in the amateur leagues after being relegated from the GladAfrica Championship
- Jomo Cosmos were relegated from the GladAfrica Championship after playing out a draw with TS Sporting
- Richards Bay and the University of Pretoria are fighting it out for the automatic promotion spot to the DStv Premiership
It’s the end of an era in South African football as Jomo Cosmos were officially relegated from the professional football leagues.
Ezenkosi have been competing in the professional leagues for 39 years and are one the staples of the South African soccer scene.
The club was relegated to the GladAfrica Championship from the DStv Premiership at the end of the 2015/16 season and has been there ever since. Fans hoped they would return to the DStv Premiership, but the club dwindled.
This weekend, Cosmos’ fate was sealed when they could only manage a draw with fellow relegation-threatened side, TS Sporting, Times LIVE reported. However, a win would not have helped the side either as Pretoria Callies, the only side Cosmos could have leapfrogged, won their game against Polokwane City.
TS Sporting could still face the drop as they are three points behind TTM, Cape Town Spurs and Hungry Lions.
On the other end of the table, the race for the automatic promotion spot to the DStv Premiership heats up. Richards Bay and the University of Pretoria are level on points with two games remaining, the Premier Soccer League confirmed.
Both teams have to play teams in the bottom five spots on the table in their remaining games. Richards Bay play TS Sporting and Cape Town Spurs. The University of Pretoria play Cape Town Spurs and then Hungry Lions.
Jomo Cosmos Struggling in GladAfrica Championship, Fans Want Jomo Sono to Step Down
Earlier in the season, Sports Brief reported that Jomo Cosmos have been without a win in the GladAfrica Championship, and the club's chances of returning to the top flight are becoming slimmer.
Jomo Cosmos are now at the bottom of the GladAfrica Championship standings and will be facing a relegation battle soon if they do not pick up any points. The club used to be a force to be reckoned with in the PSL but is no longer feared due to a terrible decline.
After Jomo Cosmos lost once again in the GladAfrica Championship, this time to JDR Stars at the Tsakane Stadium, fans were frustrated, and many thought that Jomo Sono should step down as the coach.