Football owner Jomo Sono confesses to selling players: "What's the problem"

Football owner Jomo Sono confesses to selling players: "What's the problem"

Football coach and owner of Jomo Cosmos, Jomo Sono, has spoken out against former player, Christopher Katongo accusation that Jomo is a salesman, and hence the team doesn't really stand a chance in the Premiership.

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According to Sunday World, Katongo said that Sono's business model for the club, which was largely driven by selling his best players, was the reason that Ezenkosi never stays on the top of the table.

Sono responded to Katongo's remarks saying that he would never run the club out of his own pocket as that would make his family starve.

"I am not going to take money from my house and run football. Football must run itself. I can't take money from my family [and put it into the club] so that my family badle amagundwane kusasa (eat rats in future)? Never," he said.

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He also added that he respected people's opinions but that whoever had any opinion about the way he ran the club, should come into the club and feel the pressure that he has to deal with.

"I do not sell players and then I go buy a Mercedes Benz or a Porsche. I take that money to run the club because I have to pay salaries."

Jomo Cosmos crashed out of the Nedbank Cup after fellow national first division club, TX Galaxy beat them 1-0 at the weekend.

Sono said their elimination was a blessing in disguise which will give them the opportunity to improve from their 12th position on the log.

He explained that they wanted to go compete and go forward in the Nedbank Cup but they couldn't. He said they just have to concentrate on moving forward in the League and was happy that the team was eliminated.

He believed that absence of defender Sicelo Hlatshwayo played an influential part in the team losing to TX Galaxy.

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A month ago, Briefly.co.za reported how on South Africans mourned the loss of legendary soccer legend Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga who passed away at the age of 49.

The former Bafana Bafana icon had been diagnosed with cancer had been admitted to a hospital in Parktown, after being transferred from Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp in December.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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