Ezenkosi trio to be blooded in Swaziland

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The 21-year-old, a striker, is one of the three players loaned by Ezenkosi to Umbelebele Jomo Cosmos, who ply their trade in the PLS.

Sono is a majority shareholder, which he acquired in 2001, at Umbelebele.

The other two Ezenkosi players are Rofhiwo Tshikovhi (19), a defender, and goalkeeper Alain Rebeilo (18).

“I relish the opportunity afforded to me by Sono. I’m going to the PLS to catch his (Sono) attention for a senior team contract and that of Amaglug-glug selectors,” Gasa says on the Cosmos’ website.

“I’m adamant that in the PLS I will have more game time and that will help me to improve my game,’ said Gasa, who hails from Hammarsdale in KwaZulu Natal.

Gasa spent half of last season at OR Tambo Cosmos but returned back to Cosmos after some disagreement.

“We have already registered with the PLS and our working permits have been sorted out,’ Gasa told the Sowetan.

Roy Matthews, Cosmos’ Academy director, where the players’ skills were honed, confirmed the move of the players.

“Umbelebele is one of Jomo’s teams and the players will be on loan until the end of the season.

He said the move was good for the players.

“The boys are up and coming good players. Their move to Swaziland will help them to improve their game and at the same team assist Umbelebele to compete for honours in their maiden season,” said Matthews.

Umbelebele regained their PLS status this season. Last season the team, was competing in the National First Division after their relegation in the 2003/04 season.