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Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup: Santos edge Morgenster
Santos kicked-off the Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup with a 2-0 victory over Morgenster United at Erica Park on Wednesday afternoon. Matthew Johns opened the scoring after eight minutes with Ethan Sedick adding a second five minutes before the half-time break. The People's Team created the first real chance of the match in the sixth minute with Phumlani Mchunu heading just wide from a Dean Kowalski corner. And it was just two minutes later when Johns smashed the ball past Morgenster stopper Taurres Saunders off the cross-bar and into the back of the net to get his side off to a perfect start. Benito Du Toit kept up the pressure as he nodded just past the post, but this time from a Fagrie Lakay centre while at the other end Noer Jacobs fired his shot off target as the Mitchell's Plain side started to create opportunities of their own. But it was the Lansdowne-based side who netted the only other goal of the game with Sedick arriving late to prod home from another well-placed Kowalski corner after the ball had evaded a number of players in the box. Santos substitute Iqraam Rayners shot wide of the left-hand upright at the start of the second period before an excellent effort from Du Toit that came back off a post, while Yusuf Allie headed just over for what was Morgenster's best chance of the match. Kowalski tested Saunders with a drive from deep as Mbulelo Mathiso also saw his shot saved, after a neat move involving Lakay and Shaquille Riley down the right-hand side. At the other end Santos stopper Robin-Lee Petersen kept out a Jacobs dig before appeals for a third goal were waved away by Jerome Damon. The referee adjudged the ball to have not gone over the line from a close-range Mathiso shot that was saved by Saunders after Lakay had first drawn a save from the keeper, for what was the last real chance of the tie. Santos next play Tableview Football Club on Friday afternoon at 3:15pm. In the day's other results, Old Mutual Academy beat Robinvale Spurs 2-1, Hellenic defeated Table View 4-0, and Beacon Spurs suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Masidlale. By Trevor Kramer
Apr 16th, 2014 - 18:59
Metropolitan well-wishes from the Chairman
Santos Chairman Goolam Allie has wished the club's Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup squad well ahead of their opening clash at the annual Easter Tournament that kicks off today, Wednesday, 16 April 2014. The People's Team, who reached the semi-finals of the competition last year, get their campaign underway with a tricky fixture against Morgenster United at Erica Park on Field C at 3.30pm having been drawn in Group F, along with Tableview and old foes Hellenic. And while the emphasis will be on getting through their tough group, Mr. Allie emphasised that the tournament is an opportunity for the players to express themselves at a high level while also flying the flag for the club. He told thepeoplesteam.co.za: "Everyone has been looking forward to the tournament this year. The Metropolitan Cup is a great platform for our boys to express themselves. "Our players will be fighting not only to win the tournament but also to push for a place in the senior Santos squad going forward. "And we'll be looking to just go out there and do the business and be recognised for our abilities." He added: "I'd like to wish all the players and coaches well and just to say that they must keep the club flag flying high with their performances on the field and their behaviour off the pitch as well, and to be good examples to all up and coming footballers in the Western Cape and the rest of the country. "But most of all they must just go out there and enjoy it and give their all." By Trevor Kramer
Apr 16th, 2014 - 09:26
Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup: Santos v Morgenster United
Santos Under 19 Coach Ayyoob Gester will be gunning for victory in his side's opening game of the Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup against Morgenster United at Erica Park on Wednesday, kick-off 3:30pm. The People's Team were drawn in Group F along with Table View, Hellenic and their opening day opponents in this eagerly-awaited annual Easter tournament that is now in its 26th year, and promises to be the best ever! Included in the 32-team line-up are some excellent academies from across South Africa as well as an invitational side from Kenya - Gallant Soccer Academy. And ahead of kick-off, Gester explained that a positive result is key from their first match before facing Tableview on Friday afternoon and Hellenic on Saturday morning. He told thepeoplesteam.co.za after training on Tuesday: "The preparation has gone well for us. "We feel we are well prepared in all areas of our team with strong, quality players but our strength will be going forward." He added: "It's important to get a result in your opening game because that helps to set you up for the knock-out phase. And as the games go very quickly you have to be very direct and score as many goals as quickly as possible. "But Morgenster will also be very effective going forward. "They have players with a lot of heart who will run and run for the full duration of the game. "We've been rounding up our preparation today with a few final tactical drills to get the players ready and we can't wait to get started!" Fixtures: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 Kick-off: 15:30 Field B - Beacon Spurs vs Masidlale Field C - Morgenster United vs Santos Academy Kick-off: 16:45 Field A - Old Mutual Academy vs Robinvale Spurs Kick-off: 18:00 Field A - Tableview vs Hellenic Kick-off: 19:15 Field A - Bay Hill United vs Glendene United By Trevor Kramer
Apr 15th, 2014 - 23:37
Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup Fixtures
The Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup kicks off on Wednesday with the People's Team facing Morgenster United and Beacon Spurs taking on Masidlale in the opening two ties... Wednesday 16 April 2014 TIME FIELD MATCH 15:30 B Beacon Spurs Vs Masidlale 15:30 C Morgenster United Vs Santos Academy 16:45 A Old Mutual Academy Vs Robinvale Spurs 18:00 A Table View Vs Hellenic 19:15 A Bay Hill United Vs Glendene United Thursday 17 April 2014 TIME FIELD MATCH 12:30 B Masidlale Vs Milano United 12:30 C Glendene United Vs Harmony Academy 13:45 A Bellstar United Vs Amazulu 13:45 B Bidvest Wits Vs Senaone Gunners 13:45 C Robinvale Spurs Vs Vasco Da Gama 15:00 A Caledonians Vs Bay Hill United 15:00 B Kaizer Chiefs Vs Beacon Spurs 15:00 C Beau West City Vs ASD Cape Town 16:15 A Mamelodi Sundowns Vs Bishop Lavis 16:15 B Univ. Pretoria Vs Old Mutual Academy 16:15 C School of Excellence Vs Ajax Cape Town 17:30 A Blue Down Spurs Vs Berea Albion 18:45 A Supersport United Vs Ethekwini Academy 20:00 A Saints Vs Gallant Academy Friday 18 APRIL 2014 TIME FIELD MATCH 14:00 A Beau West City Vs. School of Excellence 14:00 B Harmony Academy Vs Caledonians 14:00 C Bidvest Wits Vs Amazulu 14:00 D Senaone Gunners Vs Bellstar United 15:15 A Vasco Da Gama Vs Univ. Pretoria 15:15 B Ethekwini Academy Vs Blue Down Spurs 15:15 C Santos Academy Vs Table View 15:15 D Bishop Lavis Vs Saints 16:30 A Milano United Vs Kaizer Chiefs 16:30 B Berea Albion Vs Supersport United 16:30 C Hellenic Vs Morgenster United 17:45 A Gallant Academy Vs Mamelodi Sundowns OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY 19:00 – 20:00 OFFICIAL OPENING MATCH 20:15 A Ajax Cape Town Vs ASD Cape Town Saturday 19 APRIL 2014 TIME FIELD MATCH 09:00 A Bidvest Wits Vs Bellstar United 09:00 B Amazulu Vs Senaone Gunners 09:00 C Berea Albion Vs Ethekwini Academy 09:00 D Blue Down Spurs Vs Supersport United 10:15 A Glendene United Vs Caledonians 10:15 B Harmony Academy Vs Bay Hill United 10:15 C Ajax Cape Town Vs Beau West City 10:15 D School of Excellence Vs ASD Cape Town 11:30 A Hellenic Santos Academy 11:30 B Univ. Pretoria Vs Robinvale Spurs 11:30 C Vasco Da Gama Vs Old Mutual Academy 11:30 D Table View Vs Morgenster United 12:45 A Masidlale Vs Kaizer Chiefs 12:45 B Mamelodi Sundowns Vs Saints 12:45 C Beacon Spurs Vs Milano United 12:45 D Gallant Academy Vs Bishop Lavis
Apr 14th, 2014 - 11:51
Mixed results for Santos Juniors and Seniors
There were some good wins for our sides on a ridiculously hot Saturday afternoon in the Mother City... Saturday April 12 2014 Under 7 Blue Hout Bay 0-1 Santos Under 9 Blue Hout Bay 2-2 Santos A Santos B 0-3 Wolverhampton Under 11 Blue Hout Bay 0-1 Santos Under 13 Blue Hout Bay 6-0 Santos A Wolverhampton 1-4 Santos B Under 15 Blue Hout Bay 0-9 Santos A Santos B 6-0 Wolverhampton Under 17 Blue Eagle Wings 0-8 Santos Premier Division Hout Bay 5-2 Santos First Division Hout Bay 0-1 Santos Castle League Santos 2-2 Young Idols
Apr 14th, 2014 - 11:46
Santos Youth and Senior Fixtures - Saturday April 12 2014
Come support our boys and girls in action this weekend as the second week of the new Cape District Local Football Association season gets under way... Saturday April 12 2014 Under 7 Blue Hout Bay v Santos, Hout Bay 10h00 Under 9 Blue Hout Bay v Santos A, Hout Bay 10h30 Santos B v Wolverhampton, Santos Academy 10h00 Under 11 Blue Hout Bay v Santos, Hout Bay 09h30 Under 13 BLue Hout Bay v Santos A, Hout Bay 10h30 Wolverhampton v Santos B, Santos Academy 10h30 Under 15 Blue Hout Bay v Santos A, Hout Bay 11h30 Santos B v Wolverhampton, Santos Academy 11h30 Under 17 Blue Eagle Wings v Santos, Solo Street 12h30 Premier Division Hout Bay v Santos, Hout Bay 15h30 First Division Hout Bay v Santos, Hout Bay 14h00 Sasol Ladies Santos v Winnies Ladies, Santos Academy 15h00 Castle League Santos v Young Idols, Santos Academy 13h30 Sunday April 13 2014 Durbanville v Santos, St Frusquin Road, 15h00
Apr 10th, 2014 - 13:53
Late Williams strike sinks Warriors
Zaakir Williams netted the only goal of the game as Santos defeated African Warriors 1-0 at the Charles Mopeli Stadium on Sunday afternoon. With everything to play for, both sides battled for a share of the spoils until the 86th minute when Williams finally broke the deadlock and claimed all three points. The result sees the People's Team jump up to sixth on the standings with 39 points from 26 games while Warriors dropped to ninth with 35 points. All of the weekend's NFD results: National First Division Results Sunday, April 06, 2014 United FC 3-1 Maluti FET College Milano United AFC 1-0 Sivutsa Stars African Warriors 0-1 Santos Saturday, April 05, 2014 Roses United 3-0 Blackburn Rovers Baroka FC 0-1 Witbank Spurs FC Cape Town 0-1 Thanda Royal Zulu FC Jomo Cosmos 1-1 Vasco Da Gama Friday, April 04, 2014 Chippa United 1-0 Black Leopards
Apr 6th, 2014 - 19:31
BIG MATCH PREVIEW: African Warriors v Santos
Santos will look to build on their morale-boosting win over Roses United in the clash with African Warriors this Sunday, kick-off at 3pm. The People's Team thrashed the National First Division's bottom side 4-1 last time out to lift them into seventh in the standings on 36 points from 25 games. Warriors, meanwhile, in ninth place with 35 points, come into this tie on the back of a 0-0 draw with Witbank Spurs. And Santos Head Coach says while it will be a psychologically tricky encounter, with Warriors also searching for points, he expects to come away from the Charles Mopeli Stadium with a victory. He told thepeoplesteam.co.za: "We had a morale boosting result against Roses last week. "The performance of the team from where we left off against Pirates and also taking the chances that we created, was inspiring." Notoane made some changes to his attack, bringing in David Radebe and Deniro Stanley for Edwin Sitayitayi and Fagrie Lakay, with the former both contributing to the score line. Notoane added: "We looked to change things up front against Roses and I'm happy that it paid off. Both sets of strikes got on target with Radebe's effort getting a deflection off a defender and Deniro scoring with an opportunist goal." When asked about the spirit in the camp ahead of their next test, the boss revealed: "The boys are looking good and everyone is ready, so it's all about the competition for a starting berth in the team at the moment - which is only a good thing." And looking at his side's promotion chances with just five games of the 2013/2014 season remaining, Notoane concluded: "We have to win all our remaining games to have any meaningful chance of securing a place in the promotion play-offs. "That's where we are, and we will take it game by game. Warriors will be a challenge away from home but we are capable of beating them from what I've seen. But it will come down to who wants it most on the day. "Neither side can afford a draw so it becomes a psychologically difficult game - but someone has to take it!" In team news, Faizel Johnson remains side-lined with a knee injury, as does Brian Onyango. By Trevor Kramer
Apr 4th, 2014 - 16:43
Log Standings
National First Division
# Team Name Pld. Gd. Pts.
1 Chippa United 26 20 54
2 Black Leopards 27 15 44
3 Milano United 26 12 42
4 Jomo Cosmos 26 9 42
5 Baroka FC 26 8 42
6 United FC 27 15 41
7 Santos FC 26 5 39
8 Vasco Da Gama 26 1 38
9 African Warriors 26 1 35
10 FC Cape Town 27 -4 34
11 Witbank Spurs FC 26 -6 33
12 Sivutsa Stars 27 -7 32
13 Thanda Royal Zulu 26 -10 30
14 Maluti College 26 -15 25
15 Roses United 26 -20 18
16 Blackburn Rovers 26 -24 15
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Fixtures
Apr 18th, 2014 - 19:30
Baroka FC
NFD
Home
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Apr 27th, 2014 - 15:00
Witbank Spurs FC
NFD
Away
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May 4th, 2014 - 15:00
Chippa United
NFD
Away
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May 11th, 2014 - 15:00
Blackburn Rovers
NFD
Home
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Results
Sep 14th, 2013 - 15:00
Thanda Royal Zulu
NFD
Away
After unfortunately missing a penalty in the sixth minute, Santos managed to still put one in the net, courtesy of Greg Roelf, to register their first three points of the new NFD season.
Notoane reflects on Thanda victory
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Sep 18th, 2013 - 15:00
Vasco Da Gama
NFD
Home
Santos were held to a 0-0 draw against local rivals Vasco Da Gama in a rearranged National First Division match at the Grassy Park Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Santos held in Cape derby
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Sep 28th, 2013 - 15:00
Maluti College
NFD
Away
This fixture will be broadcast on SABC 1, with a kick-off time of 15h00. Tune in and get behind The Peoples' Team as they go in search of a second victory.
The People's Team held by Maluti
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Oct 4th, 2013 - 19:30
Black Leopards
NFD
Home
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Santos held by Leopards
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Oct 20th, 2013 - 15:30
United FC
NFD
Away
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Notoane praises resilient Santos
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Oct 23rd, 2013 - 19:30
Sivutsa Stars
NFD
Home
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Allie slams home late winner
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Oct 26th, 2013 - 19:30
Milano United
NFD
Home
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Santos held by Milano
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Nov 3rd, 2013 - 15:30
FC Cape Town
NFD
Away
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Santos too strong for African Beasts
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Nov 8th, 2013 - 19:30
Jomo Cosmos
NFD
Home
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The People's Team share the spoils with Ezenkosi
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Nov 23rd, 2013 - 15:30
Roses United
NFD
Away
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Allie sends Roses packing!
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Nov 27th, 2013 - 19:30
African Warriors
NFD
Home
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Santos make it two wins on the trot
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Nov 30th, 2013 - 15:30
Baroka FC
NFD
Away
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Santos suffer last-gasp defeat
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Dec 7th, 2013 - 19:30
Witbank Spurs FC
NFD
Home
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Santos suffer late heart-break at home to Spurs
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Dec 18th, 2013 - 19:30
Chippa United
NFD
Home
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Santos cruise into Nedbank Cup last 32
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Dec 21st, 2013 - 18:00
Blackburn Rovers
NFD
Away
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Santos held by Rovers in PE
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