Sono: Count us out at your peril

With his side rooted at the bottom and relegation now a more serious threat than ever, Jomo Sono was in a defiant mood last night telling reporters that Cosmos are far from finished.

Cosmos were denied a point by a 92nd strike from Orlando Pirate’s Rudolf Bester – a beauty that Cosmos keeper and skipper, Arvil Phali could do very little about at the Orlando Stadium.

“We gave it our best and they caught us with a last minute goal. It happens in the game. A goal like this is unstoppable and we got seven games to go so it’s not the end of the world,” said Sono.

“I’m happy with the way we played and the players have nothing to be ashamed of.”

Cosmos is rock bottom of the league with only 16 points from 23 games. There are seven games to go and Siyabonga Nhlapo and Katlego Loke could not hide their disappointment.

“I don’t know where we go wrong, we always concede in the first 10 or last 10. It’s the story of our lives,” said Nhlapo who scored a scorcher in the 26th minute to equalise.

Loke sent a curling freekick towards goal but Senzo Meyiwa made a stunning save to deny the midfielder.

“I feel bad. It’s terrible. It’s not something we wanted. We played too deep and we should have attacked but it was just not our game. But yes, it’s a bad feeling,” the former Thanda Royal Zulu player said.

Pirates lead the Absa Premiership table with 46 points; 30 more than Cosmos, and three ahead of closest rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.