Cosmos 'frustrated' by NFD standoff

Jomo Cosmos is concerned that the standoff between the PSL and NFD will affect their preparations.

Jomo Cosmos is concerned that the standoff between the PSL and NFD will affect their preparations.

JOHANNESBURG - Jomo Cosmos on Wednesday saaid the delay in the kickoff of the new National First Division (NFD) season is frustrating their ambitions of regaining promotion to the Premier league.

The club was relegated to the first division last season. It is their third relegation under coach Jomo Sono.

NFD clubs have boycotted fixtures following a standoff with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over terms about a split between the football bodies.

NFD teams are unhappy over issues relating to grants and prize monies.

Cosmos' Lucky Mhlathe said the standoff is frustrating the clubs.

"It's very frustrating considering the fact that we started preseason on 1 July. These postponements are frustrating to the players and the club."

Mhlathe despite the long wait the club is optimistic that the fixtures will kickoff.

"Our coach and owner Jomo Sono keeps on talking to the players every training session to be ready mentally and physically. We know it can kickoff anytime so we have to be prepared."