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Santos claimed another valuable three points with a frenetic 4-2 win over Royal Eagles at Athlone Stadium on Friday evening. Suhayl Allie...
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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Santos v Royal Eagles
Santos Head Coach Farouk Abrahams is looking to claim maximum points from his side's home clash against Royal Eagles at Athlone Stadium on Friday evening, kick-off 7.30pm. The People's Team come into this game on the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw with African Warriors on the road last time out - having conceded in the last minute of the match. Eagles, meanwhile, who operated as Sivutsa Stars last term, picked up their first three points of the season last Friday with a 3-2 victory over Maluti FET College having lost their two opening encounters. And speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za after training on Friday morning, Abrahams revealed: "I watched their game against Vasco to get an idea of how they play. "Different opposition bring different challenges and the fact that they are coming off a win is something to motivate them. "But I just prepare our team to our strengths because in this league the playing field is very level as there are not too many outstanding teams that will play you off the park for 90 minutes." He added: "We should really be able to take three points at home. We are good going forward as the guys now have a good idea of how we want to play. "Our defensive shape is good as well and where we still lack is the ability to take the chances that come our way, which is probably a problem that all coaches sit with at some point." Reflecting on the last home match, where Santos ran out 3-2 winners over Maluti, Abrahams explained: "We scored three goals the last time we were at home so chances are that we can hit another three, and just try to keep a clean sheet because we haven’t kept one yet from our first three games. "We came within a minute of doing so last week so that is motivation enough to keep the ball out of our net. "It is all about picking up the points at home. No matter who we play against our objective will always be to pick up maximum points on our home turf." Fans are invited to come in their numbers to Athlone on Friday as there is no entry fee for this match. By Trevor Kramer
Sep 18th, 2014 - 14:29
Santos Football Club Trials
Santos Football Club will be holding junior trials for the 2015 season from Wednesday October 1 2014. Players born between 2002 and 2005 must be at the club on Wednesday 1st October and Friday 3rd October. Players born between 1998 and 2001 must be at the club on Wednesday 8th October and Friday 10th October. All players must arrive at the club's Lansdowne base at 330pm to start at 4pm. Players must bring their own kit (socks, shorts and shirts) and boots, goalkeeper kit and gloves. DATES: 1 and 3 October 2014 DATES: 8 and 10 October 2014 TIME: 3:30pm for 4:00pm VENUE: Santos FC ADDRESS: 330 Imam Haron Rd (old Lansdowne Road), Lansdowne For more information please contact the club on (021) 696 8193.
Sep 16th, 2014 - 14:10
Abrahams reflects on dropped points
Santos Head Coach Farouk Abrahams was disappointed to have dropped two points in the 1-1 draw away to African Warriors on Saturday but nonetheless saluted a 'positive' performance. A fifth minute strike from Tyren Arendse got the People's Team off to the perfect start but a goal in the 90th minute from former Orlando Pirates striker Reason Chiloane saw the hosts claim a share of the spoils. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za after training on Monday, Abrahams explained: "Look, I watched them against Milano and all the notes I made were proved correct - they were weak down the flanks defensively and they didn't deal well with crosses. Fagrie (Lakay) caused them a lot of problems on the right hand-side and that is where the goal came from." He added: "We should have been at least 3-0 up at half time. That was the real pity in that it was an away game that was there for the taking. "OK, we didn't capatalise on our chances; it was the same in the second half and they obviously threw everything forward in the last 20 minutes. "Unfortunately we were forced into making some substitutions in the middle of the park due to injuries and that threw us totally off rhythm." Reflecting on some individual performances, he said: "Pa (Dembo Touray) was brilliant. It was his best game since I took over as coach. He was a lot more vocal and made some brilliant saves. "But their keeper also pulled off three or four stunners which could have been goals, so it was one of those game that although it was an away game it was more two points dropped than one point gained." He concluded: "At the end you are satisfied with an away draw although it was disappointing to concede in the last minute of the game when you are already counting the three points. "It was an unfortunate lapse in concentration from a cross which was disappointing because the defence was brilliant throughout the game. "But there were many, many more positives than negatives." Up next for Santos is a home game at Athlone Stadium on Friday night against Royal Eagles, kick-off 7pm. By Trevor Kramer
Sep 15th, 2014 - 15:55
Santos claim Under 13 Build It Title
The Santos Academy Under 13 side were crowned the Build It Wynberg Champions after beating Morgenster United 1-0 in the final played at the William Herbert Sports Complex on Sunday. Coach Ebrahim Layman's side started the one-day event with a tight 1-0 win over Greenwood Athletic before a 0-0 draw with Ashley Rovers. Another 1-0 win, this time over Muizenburg was followed by a 1-0 defeat of Westridge and a 1-0 victory over Montague Spurs in the semi-finals. A tense final was played to a full house in Wynberg where a solitary goal by Ridaa De Villiers late in the second half secured the win. Following the final match, all the participating teams were handed a ball by the sponsors Build It while a number of Santos players were named in the Build It Team of the Tournament, including Captain Jayden Zeeman, Jade Rudolf, Lyle Willemse and Peter Kekana. Well done to the Under 13s and their Coach on this excellent achievement. By Trevor Kramer
Sep 15th, 2014 - 13:35
Santos held by Warriors
Santos played to a hard-fought 1-1 away draw against African Warriors at the Charles Mopeli Stadium on Saturday. The People's Team got off to the best possible start with a superb finish from Tyren Arendse from a pin-point Fagrie Lakay cross after just five minutes. And despite creating numerous chances, it was Warriors who had the final say as they equalised in the 90th minute to claim a share of the spoils.
Sep 13th, 2014 - 22:32
BIG MATCH PREVIEW: African Warriors v Santos
Santos travel to the Free State for their first real away match of the season to face African Warriors at the Charles Mopeli Stadium on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm. The People's Team come into this tie on the back of a pulsating 3-2 win over Maluti FET College t Athlone Stadium having lost to FC Cape Town 2-0 at the NNK Stadium in the season opener. Warriors, meanwhile, kicked off their 2014/15 National First Division campaign with a 3-1 loss to Milano United before drawing 1-1 with FC Cape Town. And heading into this clash, Head Coach Farouk Abrahams revealed he is very happy with the way his squad is responding to his training and is eyeing up all three points this weekend. He told thepeoplesteam.co.za: "If you go by the performances in training you will probably feel you can win any football match because everybody is energetic and enjoying themselves. "But it is about the big match temperament on the day. The players need to come with the right temperament for an away game." He added: "I would expect the players to believe we will beat Warriors having watched them against Milano. "From what I saw there was nothing that should really scare us. "On the day they can obviously bring their 'A-game' but I did pick up one or two chinks in their armour that we could exploit." He further explained: "All the teams in this league are very competitive and the one that has the best temperament in the end - to be calm under pressure and composed up front - will be successful in reaching their aims. "But as far as this match goes, I am hopeful we will come away with the three points." The last time Santos faced Warriors, a brace from Edwin Sitayitayi secured a 2-0 victory while a single goal from Zaakir Williams was enough to claim all three points in the first round match played in April last season. In team news, Suhaly Allie, Tshepo Mabua and Xolani Mabaso are all out with minor knocks. By Trevor Kramer
Sep 12th, 2014 - 13:23
Santos Junior and Senior Fixtures for the weekend
It's squeaky bum time as the 2014 Junior and Senior season's come to an end, so your support is needed now more than ever! Fixtures Saturday 13 September 2014 Under 7 All Stars v Santos A, WHSG B1 @ 11h00 Under 13 Knock-Out: Stephanians Ottery A v Santos B, WHSG @ 09h45 Under 15 Knock-Out: Greenwood Athletic v Santos A, WHSG @ 11h15 Garlandale v Santos B, Kromboom @ 09h45 Under 17 Coke Cup: Masadlilae v Santos, Liguletho B @ 11h30 Premier Division Eagle Wings v Santos, WHSG H @ 14h00
Sep 12th, 2014 - 12:00
Williams: We'll hit them where it hurts
Santos winger Zaakir Williams is relishing life under Farouk Abrahams this season and is determined to play his part in the club's promotion push. The 20-year-old Ajax Cape Town academy product struggled to command a regular starting place under Coach David Notoane, but has already shown his ability with some sterling performances, against both FC Cape Town and Maluti FET College this term. And ahead of the team's first real away trip of the season, to face African Warriors at the Charles Mopeli Stadium in the Free State on Saturday, Williams is eager to make the most of the opportunity presented to him by the new man at the helm. Santos defeated Warriors twice last season with Williams bagging the only goal of the match in a 1-0 victory in the corresponding away fixture. And speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za before flying out with the squad, he said: "Yes, last season was a bit tough for me as I was not playing as much as I would have liked. "But I kept a positive mind-set with a new coach coming in." He added: "Basically my approach to this season was to start the way I ended off last season where I was doing quite well; to always keep working hard at my game and improving. "And Coach Farouk has shown quite a lot of faith in me because he feels I can do the job. "Now it is for me to show him that his faith is not misplaced." Reflecting on the club's start to the season so far, and the upcoming game with Warriors, Williams added: "It is early days to predict what will happen in the league. The first game was a bit of a hiccup while in the second game we found our footing. "I think we actually have a deadly team that creates good chances, but now it is just about finishing off those chances by getting more aggressive in front of the poles and letting the other teams know that we mean business. "Obviously African Warriors are going to come hard at us because it is their home ground and it won't be easy. "But we are confident of getting a win because we studied their strengths and weaknesses, and as long as we hit them where it hurts we will come away with the three points." By Trevor Kramer
Sep 12th, 2014 - 11:16
Log Standings
National First Division
# Team Name Pld. Gd. Pts.
1 Milano United 4 6 10
2 FC Cape Town 4 4 8
3 Vasco Da Gama 3 2 7
4 Santos FC 4 1 7
5 Golden Arrows 3 1 5
6 Garankuwa United 4 1 5
7 Baroka FC 3 1 5
8 Witbank Spurs FC 2 2 4
9 Thanda Royal Zulu 3 0 3
10 Royal Eagles 4 -3 3
11 Black Leopards 3 -1 2
12 Cape Town All Stars 3 -2 2
13 African Warriors 3 -2 2
14 Jomo Cosmos 3 -3 2
15 Highlands Park 2 -2 1
16 Maluti College 4 -5 0
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Fixtures
Aug 23rd, 2014 - 15:00
FC Cape Town
NFD
Away
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MATCH REPORT: Santos suffer opening day defeat
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Aug 29th, 2014 - 19:30
Maluti College
NFD
Home
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Santos too smart for Maluti
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Sep 13th, 2014 - 15:00
African Warriors
NFD
Away
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Santos held by Warriors
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Sep 19th, 2014 - 19:30
Royal Eagles
NFD
Home
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Santos clip Royal Eagles
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Sep 27th, 2014 - 15:00
Golden Arrows
NFD
Away
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Oct 3rd, 2014 - 19:30
Thanda Royal Zulu
NFD
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Oct 18th, 2014 - 15:30
Jomo Cosmos
NFD
Away
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Oct 24th, 2014 - 19:30
Cape Town All Stars
NFD
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Oct 29th, 2014 - 19:30
Garankuwa United
NFD
Away
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Nov 2nd, 2014 - 15:30
Highlands Park
NFD
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Nov 9th, 2014 - 15:30
Witbank Spurs FC
NFD
Away
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Nov 22nd, 2014 - 19:30
Black Leopards
NFD
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Nov 29th, 2014 - 15:30
Baroka FC
NFD
Away
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Dec 5th, 2014 - 19:30
Milano United
NFD
Away
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Dec 12th, 2014 - 19:30
Vasco Da Gama
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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