Jomo leaves wife at the alter for stadium on his wedding day, Rushes to score amazing goal


On this day 40 years ago, legendary soccer player Ephraim Sono, popularly known as Jomo Sono, left his wedding to go score a goal for Orlando Pirates.

Jomo was getting married to his sweetheart Gail, but when he heard that Orlando Pirates were losing 2-0 against Highlands Park, he rushed to the stadium and scored a goal. As soon as he received permission from his father-in-law to go play, he did not hesitate. He opened his car boot, took his boots and rushed to Rand Stadium.

He went on to create three assists and scored a goal, securing a 4-2 win for Pirates. After the match, thousands of Pirates fans at the stadium joined the wedding celebrations.

Today Jomo Sono is a South African soccer club owner after purchasing Highlands Park club and renaming it Jomo Cosmos. Sono is the longest-serving coach in the South African Premier League and also sits on the PSL board.

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