Ephraim Matsilela Sono (born 17 July 1955) is a South African soccer club owner and coach and was also a star soccer player. Sono’s soccer career had an unusual beginning; during a match that he attended one of the Orlando Pirates’ regular players was absent and Sono was requested to stand in for him. He soon gained fame for his all-round ability, dribbling and accurate passing skills. It was during this time that he was given the nickname of Jomo (which means “burning spear”).