Jono Somo, coach of Jomo Cosmos and Matsilele Sono jnr
Friday Sep 30, 2016. 15:03
Jomo Cosmos midfielder Matsilele Sono Junior was hijacked on Thursday as he was leaving his home for training in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
This was confirmed by Cosmos coach and owner Jomo Sono, who is also Matsilele's father. The National First Division (NFD) club released the following statement.
“Suspects who hijacked Jomo Cosmos midfielder, Matsilele Sono Junior, early Thursday morning in Houghton Johannesburg, are on the run after cops nabbed one of them in Soweto.
“The criminals reportedly broke into Matsi’s home, stole some Jewelry and made away with his white Ford after forcing their way into the driveway. The police quickly swung into action after being alerted, and this led to one arrest and eventual recovery of the car.
“According to club boss, Jomo Sono, the car was traced to Soweto thanks to Safesky Africa Technologies tracking system, one of Sono’s companies.
“In a telephonic chat, Matsi said he was ‘shaken,’ but not hurt, as the police are still hot on the heels of the remaining accomplices.
“The incident prevented the player from attending Cosmos' training session scheduled for later in the afternoon, but will hopefully join the rest of the team on Friday.”