Jomo Sono explains decision to move Jomo Cosmos home games to Giyani


Jomo Cosmos owner Jomo Sono has explained in detail why he took the decision to take the club's games to Limpopo.

Cosmos have largely used stadiums such as Vosloorus and Makhulong and lately Dobsonville as their home grounds.

Sono says there are different factors that are forcing them out of Gauteng, including a shortage of venues.

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"We don't have a place to play so what can we do? Grounds are expensive in Johannesburg," Sono tells

"No, they are expensive, yoh, yoh, yoh! They want over R20 000 for playing one game, and remember some of us don't have a crowd manje [now[ eish! It's expensive, too expensive.

"In Tembisa we can't play there because it's Highlands Park's ground. As for the other venues they are saying they don't have grading certificates. They have no certificates.

"And as for Dobsonville Stadium thina asinamali [we don't have money], where are we going to get that kind of money for every game?"

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Sono was asked how he came to choose Giyani Stadium, which is almost 500 kilometres away from Johannesburg, over some neighbouring provinces like Mpumalanga, which is only over 130 kilometres away.

"It's me who decided to go there, let me go hide myself there in the farms it's fine," he adds.

Ezenkosi, who are without a win in their four games played so far and positioned 11th on the GladAfrica Championship table, will play their next three home matches against Richards Bay FC, Cape Umoya United and Swallows FC at their new home.

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