Ezenkosi will be looking to Massa tomorrow


Kick off is at 15h30.

Jomo Sono’s team have won just one of their last nine league matches and lie in a lowly 14th place ahead of Celtic’s visit. Their listless, uninspired performance away to Golden Arrows saw them slump to a 2-0 defeat less than a week after their promising victory over Moroka Swallows.

At least Ezenkosi will be able to take some comfort from the hard-working performance of Ugandan forward Geoffrey Massa, who was their best player against Arrows, and the fact that they will have home ground advantage for the first time in nearly a month. Celtic though, will also be hoping to arrest a poor run of form that has seen them pick up just five out of the last 21 points on offer and slide to seventh on the Absa Premiership table.

Khabo Zondo’s team were the early pace setters but they are in need of three points in midweek if they are to get themselves within striking distance of the leaders.

Statistically speaking, however, Cosmos have the wood over Celtic. Ezenkosi have won 18 matches to Phunya Sele Sele’s 10 in their 37 league meetings since 1985 and one has to go back to the 2004/05 season for the last time Celtic defeated Cosmos away from home.

Cosmos:Date Opponent H/A Result08/12/07 Golden Arrows A L 0-202/12/07 Moroka Swallows A W 3-126/11/07 Mamelodi Sundowns A D 2-214/11/07 Santos H D 0-007/11/07 Orlando Pirates H L 0-1

Celtic:09/12/07 Thanda Royal Zulu H D 1-102/12/07 Santos A L 0-123/11/07 BidVest Wits A L 0-214/11/07 Black Leopards A W 1-004/11/07 Golden Arrows H D 1-1

League meeting since 1996/97

1996/97Celtic 0 Cosmos 2 (Nuro, Dube)Cosmos 1 (Tico-Tico) Celtic 0

1997/98Cosmos 3 (Nkhwazi 2, Rwenda) Celtic 1 (Morena)Celtic 0 Cosmos 0

1998/99Cosmos 1 (Tico-Tico) Celtic 2 (Nikane, Kukame)Celtic 0 Cosmos 1 (Matjiane)

1999/2000Cosmos 3 (Mwaruwari, Sibaya, Tico-Tico) Celtic 0Celtic1 (Kukame) Cosmos 1 (Mwaruwari)

2000/01Cosmos 1 (Mendu) Celtic 0Celtic 0 Cosmos 1 (Sebapole)

2004/05Cosmos 1 (Magalefa) Celtic 2 (Nkosi, Tipa)Celtic 0 Cosmos 1 (Cunha)

2005/06Cosmos 2 (Laffor, C. Katongo) Celtic 1 (Spandeel)Celtic 1 (Nkosi) Cosmos 0

2006/07Cosmos 1 (C. Katongo) Celtic 0Celtic 2 (Mothibantwa, Mahlatsi) Cosmos 0