Jomos Cosmos Given GladAfrica Championship Lifeline As Hungry Lions Are Hauled Before Disciplinary Committee
- Jomos Cosmos were relegated from the GladAfrica Championship in April after 39 years in South Africa's top two leagues
- Jomo Sono's side could still be spared from the drop as Hungry Lions will have to appear before the Disciplinary Committee
- Hungry Lions are charged with fielding a default player and could be docked points if they are found guilty
It’s not all doom and gloom for Jomo Cosmos fans.
Cosmos were relegated to the ABC Motsepe League this past season when they finished second from bottom of the GladAfrica Championship log with 28 points.
Cosmos were relegated from the DStv Premiership in 2016 and never made it back to the top tier of South African football, TimesLIVE reported.
They have been playing in the GladAfrica Championship ever since, until their relegation last season.
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Ezenkosi may still survive relegation though, as fellow GladAfrica Championship side, Hungry Lions, have been asked to appear before the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) Disciplinary Committee (DC).
Lions will appear before the PSL’s DC on Monday, 27 June after they were accused of fielding a default player in Tshepo Mohalala, FarPost confirmed.
The side are charged with fielding Mohlala in 10 of their matches his past season which contravenes the rules. Lions also face another charge and could be docked points if found guilty.
Lions achieved 15 points from the matches in which Mohlalala played and could face losing those points if they’re found guilty.
Lions only finished eight points above Cosmos and so a points deduction could see them finish bottom of the table while Ezenkosi would remain in the first division of South African football.
Jomo Cosmos are relegated to the ABC Motsepe League, Ezenkosi will play in the amateur leagues after 39 years at the top
It’s the end of an era in South African football as Jomo Cosmos was officially relegated from the professional football leagues.
As reported by Sports Brief, 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.
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Football players, coaches and fans are still coming to terms with Jomo Cosmos’ relegation from South Africa’s professional leagues.
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Kaizer Chiefs’ Arthur Zwane is the latest coach to share his thoughts on the legendary club’s drop from the top. Zwane’s career began at Cosmos, and the club will always hold a special place in his heart.
Zwane also commented on how the club gave him, and many other players, an opportunity to make a name for themselves.
Source: Sports Brief News