Sono said this after holding AmaZulu in a 0-0 draw in Umlazi at the weekend.
Massa and Dlamini were not present at the Durban game owing to injury and a paper-work problem.
Nkosinathi Nhleko, who is making a return after a spell in Scandanavian countries, still looks unfit and rusty.
This was evident when he fluffed a clear cut scoring chance with Usuthu goalminder Kalilo Kakonje well beaten.
“I think we will be fine once we have all our strikers available. You can see ‘Chippa’ is still lacking match fitness but we will be patient with him,” said Sono whose side sit second from bottom of the log.
Reflecting on the game, Sono said it could have gone either way.
“We created many chances and I think that’s good for us considering we were playing away from home,” he said.
Usuthu coach Clive Barker was less impressed with his charges.
“It was a tough match given we just had a game three days earlier. I give credit to Cosmos for dominating us in the midfield and their keeper for keeping them in the game. I am disappointed that we failed to get full points,” says Barker.