Sono’s side beat Moroka Swallows 1-0 in their final promotion/relegation playoff match in Dobsonville on Wednesday to finish top of the playoffs table, and secured safe passage to top flight football next season.
“It’s good to be back,” said Sono.
“It’s been a long time coming. Our target was three years and this is now the third year and we’re back.
“So I am excited and now I just want to go home and relax.”
Cosmos finished the playoffs on seven points - the same as second-placed Black Leopards - but Jomo Sono’s team claimed top spot courtesy of a superior goal difference.
Cosmos were relegated in the 2011/2012 season.
While Swallows’ fate had already been decided before the final game of the playoffs, Sono said he felt sympathy for the poor run the Birds had endured.
“I want to be honest, I’ve got two feelings,” said Sono.
“The first is of being happy for my team, but the second is about Moroka Swallows Football Club.
“When I was expelled from football in 1996, these are the fans who supported me, that I must come back into football.
“So I have divided feelings today, to see a great team like Swallows going to the First Division.
“It’s not easy at all, but I hope they come back quickly because we need teams like Swallows and AmaZulu in our league. because those are founding members and I hope they come back quickly.”
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