JOHANNESBURG – Jomo Cosmos are enjoying their tag of underdogs as they go into their Nedbank Cup last-16 match against Orlando Pirates on Sunday .
Cosmos coach Jomo Sono says there is little pressure on his team.
“We lose, people know, we were supposed to lose. It’s unlike the league. The league we’d want to go out there and compete. There’s a lot of pressure now at the bottom than in the middle of the league. So this cup, the Nedbank, we’ll just take it as part of the fiction.”
Pirates have much more riding on the match.
“This competition is extremely important for us, considering the season that we’ve had,” says coach Eric Tinkler.
“And we know it’s our last opportunity to win silverwear, which is foremost the most important thing right now. But secondly, it obviously gives us that opportunity to get back into Africa. And I’ve stated this right at the beginning of this season, not only us as a club we enjoy playing in Africa, but the players themselves enjoy playing in Africa.”
The winners of the Nedbank Cup qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup.
Cosmos and Pirates have played twice this season, each winning a game.