MATCH CENTRE

SAT 23 JANUARY 2016, 18:00, OLEN PARK

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Cosmos take on resurgent Bucs

by BackPageTXT

Thu January 21, 11:30

Jomo Cosmos will look to break their losing streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Orlando Pirates at Olen Park on 23 January 2016, kick-off at 18h00.

Cosmos suffered a third successive defeat when they were beaten 2-1 at home by Ajax Cape Town on January 17.

The Potchefstroom side has claimed eight points from seven home matches this season.

Ezenkosi are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 10 points from 14 matches.

Pirates extended their unbeaten run in the league to three matches with a 3-3 draw away to Maritzburg United on January 16.

The Soweto giants have claimed eight points from seven away matches this season.

The Buccaneers are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 16 points from 13 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Cosmos and Pirates have met in 48 league matches since 1985.

The Buccaneers have 18 wins compared to 15 for Ezenkosi, while 15 matches have been drawn.

Cosmos have won eight of their 25 home matches against Pirates, suffering nine defeats in the process.

The teams last met in the 2011/12 season, with Bucs claiming a league ‘double’ thanks to 2-1 wins both away and home.

Cosmos have won just one of their last 13 league matches against Pirates.

Cosmos’ line-up from their 2-1 loss to Ajax: Naicker, Nsabiyumva, Monare, Maluleke (Mukamba 79’), Sono (Lingwati 54’), Mthembu, Zulu (Nomandela 62’), Machupu, Mashumba, Jampies, Makobela.

Pirates’ line-up from their 3-3 draw with Maritzburg: Mhlongo, Nyauza, Gumede, Gcaba, Matlaba, Sarr, Maselesa (Ntshumayelo 46’), Rakhale, Motupa (Ndoro 46’), Myeni (Qalinge 68’), Erasmus.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLEN PARK
JOMO COSMOS GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
12. Charlton Mashumba (75')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
JOMO COSMOS STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
89
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
25
Defender
2
Defender
86'
28
Defender
57'
14
Defender
8
Defender
19
Defender
65'
32
Midfielder
75'
12
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
70'
6
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
85'
86
Forward/Striker
73'
45
Forward/Striker
77'
27
Forward/Striker
71'
31
SUBSTITUTIONS
Pentjie Zulu
Defender
70'
33
Yasser Mugerwa
Midfielder
71'
36
Mician Mhone
Defender
77'
7
Tendai Ndoro
Forward/Striker
73'
7
Denver Mukamba
Forward/Striker
85'
30
Gift Motupa
Midfielder
86'
38
CARDS
Sipho Mngomezulu
Defender
57'
14
Tshepo Gumede
Defender
65'
32
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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