11/29/2011 1:21 AM - Another must win fixture beckons against Jomo Cosmos this Tuesday evening at the Giyani Stadium, our first of five scheduled fixtures at the Limpopo venue this season.
"We have a fully fit squad, everybody is available for selection besides Rodney Ramagalela who is
away on national team duty," club Media Officer Tendani Thidiela told the official club website.
"Moses Kwena is also unavailable due to serving a one game suspension.
"New signing Kleinbooi Taaibos will don the number 33 jersey and Is available for selection," Thidiela confirmed.
The experienced Taaibos will be a welcome addition to the defensive unit as Leopards look to close down a very physical 'Ezenkosi'.
It’s going to be a tough encounter, by virtue of our log standings and having campaigned in
the NFD last season together, this fixture has all the ingredients of a derby.
"Expect to see a great display of our touch football as we intend to make the ball do all the talking in
the sweltering Giyani heat."
* Leopards come into the match having beaten AmaZulu in their last league outing, a result which broke a seven-game winless streak.
* The Limpopo team have recorded one win, one draw and three losses from their five home league matches so far this season.
* Cosmos were beaten 2-0 at home by Golden Arrows in their last league outing, a third successive loss. They have yet to win a league match this season.
* The Gauteng team has picked up just one point away from home in five matches.
* Ezenkosi are placed last on the Absa Premiership log with four points from 11 matches.
* In head-to-head stats, Leopards and Cosmos have met 14 times in the PSL.
* Each side have five wins to their names and there have been four draws.
Head-to-Head (League only, since 2001/02)
Home P W D L GF GA
Leopards 7 2 2 3 7 7
Cosmos 7 2 2 3 10 11
Away P W D L GF GA
Leopards 7 3 2 2 11 10
Cosmos 7 3 2 2 7 7
Total P W D L GF GA
Leopards 14 5 4 5 18 17
Cosmos 14 5 4 5 17 18