Latest News
Headlines
Abrahams: Santos still on track
Santos Head Coach Farouk Abrahams says the club's mid-season break is going according to plan ahead of two clashes with Ajax Cape Town on Tu...
More News
Recent Headlines
Stalemate at Cape Town Stadium
Santos FC and Vasco Da Gama played out an entertaining goalless draw at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The match that pitted the two rivals together was a curtain-raiser to the Ajax Cape Town clash with VfL Wolfsburg where the Bundesliga side ran out comfortable 4-1 winners. Despite the scoring heat in the Mother City stadium, both the People's Team and Vasco played some impressive, dynamic football with Santos marginally edging their counterparts in terms of chances created. And while both goalkeepers were kept busy throughout the tie, neither side was able to find a breakthrough. This wasn't the case in the main match of the night where Bas Dost struck twice for the visitors along with goals from Ivica Olic and Daniel Caligiuri. Tashreeq Morris had headed home an equaliser for Ajax after the Germans had opened the scoring early on. By Trevor Kramer
Jan 15th, 2015 - 13:00
Santos play Vasco in Wolfsburg curtain-raiser
Santos Head Coach Farouk Abrahams is looking forward to facing Vasco Da Gama in a mid-season friendly match at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, kick-off 4pm. The two sides had been enjoying a break from National First Division action as a result of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations so this tie acts as a valuable run-out for the People's Team. It is also curtain-raiser to the Ajax Cape Town v VfL Wolfsburg clash that takes place at 7pm. There is no doubting the rivalry that exists between Santos and Vasco, and with Coach Abrahams' side having recently held Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle to a 1-1 draw at Coetzenburg Stadium - this match is expected to set pulses racing ahead of the main event of the night. Wolfsburg, who are coached by Dieter Hecking, are currently second in the Bundesliga behind only Bayern Munich so their match with the Urban Warriors is one not to be missed. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za ahead of the match, Coach revealed: "Training has gone very well so far. The guys are looking sharp and we also had a great run out against PEC Zwolle, coming close to beating them despite making wholesale changes after the break." He added: "Tyren Arendse and Fagrie Lakay are still out injured but we have Handsome Sibanda and Faizel Johnson returning from injury. "We have a good programme to prepare us for the opening game against Maluti FET College on 11th February and today's friendly against Vasco is another valuable stepping stone towards getting the team in peak condition for our push towards promotion. Tickets are on sale at the stadium as well as the Ajax fan shop. Or you can buy them from www.ticketpro.co.za as well as at Postnet branches all over Cape Town. By Trevor Kramer
Jan 14th, 2015 - 12:30
Santos hold Eredivisie side
Santos played to a 1-1 draw with PEC Zwolle in a friendly match at Coetzenburg Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Dutch Eredivisie side, who are in Cape Town as part of a mid-season training camp, opened the scoring with a well-worked goal mid-way through the first half from Ben Rienstra. But Santos, captained by Fagan Muller, rallied after the break and found an equaliser from second-half substitute Edwin Sitayitayi to claim a share of the spoils. The result was of course irrelevant for both coaches as they played with selections and formations - with no less than eight substitutions made by both sides. But rather than disrupt the game, the changes appeared to give it more impetus with all of the players eager to stand-out on the night. It was the visitors who impressed early on however, with their composed passing and intelligent running off the ball where the lively Rienstra kept the Santos midfield busy. The People's Team though have become something of a threat in front of goal of late and had the ball in back of the net after 20 minutes only for it to be ruled out, perhaps unfairly for offsides. But there was no debating Zwolle's fine finish as Rienstra slotted past Keenon Blignaut into the bottom left-hand corner of the net from a Bram van Polen pass. Santos were literally a different side after the break but put in the same spirited performance; and after threatening to find a goal, it was Sitayitayi who found himself well-placed to score from the rebound after Iqraam Rayners's cross from the right was parried into his path. For highlights of the game, click here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFBk7_Z218&feature=youtu.be
Jan 8th, 2015 - 12:17
Santos v PEC Zwolle
Santos welcomes Dutch Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle to Cape Town ahead of their eagerly anticipated mid-season friendly. The People's Team will shake off their holiday rustiness to do battle with the side that welcomed Fagrie Lakay on trial late last year. Zwolle has come to South Africa to recuperate ahead of a busy second round where they currently lie in an impressive fourth place behind giants PSV Eindhoven, Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord Rotterdam. We wish them all of the best during their stay in our beautiful country. Santos and PEC Zwolle will lock horns at Stellenbosch's Coetzenburg Stadium at 7.30pm on Tuesday the 6th of January 2015.
Jan 6th, 2015 - 14:16
Happy Holidays!
Santos Football Club would like to wish all of our supporters a happy holiday and a fantastic New Year. As a club we've had a phenomenal year so far; from our junior sides who all won their respective leagues to our Ladies and Senior teams, and we continue to thrive under your continued support. We are at the half-way mark in our National First Division season and with five Cape Town teams there is no shortage of football to take in. We hope to see you in the new year when we resume our campaign against African Warriors at Athlone Stadium on the 15th of February at 3.30pm. Stay safe out there People
Dec 27th, 2014 - 00:38
Santos power past African Beasts
Santos defeated rivals FC Cape Town 2-0 in an enthralling National First Division encounter at Athlone Stadium on Friday night. Captain Tyren Arendse opened the scoring with a scorching drive on 19 minutes before Carl Lark headed home a second just a minute later. The result sees the People's Team jump to fifth in the standings on 23 points as we head into the holiday break, with the African Beasts dropping to ninth on 21 points. It was the visitors who started this match the livelier of the two sides with Sibusiso Masina testing Santos stopper Keenon Blignaut with a well-hit volley on 10 minutes Arendse then began finding his range with a couple of shots that floated wide of the target before burying an absolute pearler into the top left-hand corner of the net after a neat passage of play and a deft lay-off from Fagrie Lakay. Lark then doubled the hosts' lead with a downward header into the opposite corner of the net, also from a Lakay ball - this time a chipped cross from the right-hand side. Suhayl Allie tried to flick home a third from a Cheslyn Jampies cross but this time the FC CT stopper was first to the ball. After a couple of changes, including to their goalkeeper, the African Beasts reignited their challenge through a Davids free-kick that was heading into the top corner - until Blignaut made a truly world-class save. Davids was involved at the start of the second half as well with Fagan Muller well placed to block another set-piece before the Santos defence had to deal with a succession of early corners. Lark fired just wide from an Allie set-up on 48 minutes with Thabiso Mokoena missing his side's best chance of the tie moments later with a shot that fizzed narrowly past the right post. Blignaut was quickly off his line to deny Cebo Meyiwa who had played a good give-and-go with Moeketsi Mvula before a good run and shot from Santos substitute Zaakier Williams that was kept out. Muller was in the thick of the action late on as he again blocked a Davids free-kick before further efforts from the FC Cape Town left back where an 87th minute volley hit the top of the net. Santos may well have had a third in the dying seconds but there was no one in the box to slot home a good Williams centre. The players will now take a much-needed break and return to action against Maluti FET College on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the Charles Mopeli Stadium at 3.30pm By Trevor Kramer
Dec 22nd, 2014 - 10:01
BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Santos v FC Cape Town
Santos will look to end the year on a high with all three points from their National First Division clash with FC Cape Town at Athlone Stadium on Friday evening, kick-off 7.30pm. The People's Team come into this game on the back of a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Vasco Da Gama where Carl Lark's first half strike separated the two sides to lift the team into seventh in the standings. The African Beasts, meanwhile, occupy fifth spot, and come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw with Milano United - having one won, lost won, and drawn one of their last three encounters. The last time these two sides met, in the opening game of the current season, FC Cape Town ran out 2-0 winners but Head Coach Farouk Abrahams is hoping to use his teams's renewed positive energy to see off another of their Cape rivals. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za, he said: "Coming off a great derby win over Vasco has boosted the confidence of the players and I expect more of the same from the team. "I thought our second half display against Vasco was very mature tactically and it was great to be able to grind out a 1-0 result after being outplayed in the first half." He added:"If we can protect our goal as well against FC Cape Town then it would be up to the likes of Suhayl Allie, Fagrie Lakay and Carl Lark to make use of the scoring chances we will no doubt create. "I am hopeful for three points and a top six slot as we go in to the break which would give us a grand platform from which to strike for promotion in the second round." In team news, apart form a couple of long-term casualties, Santos have a clean bill of health. By Trevor Kramer To contact me please email me on trevor,kramer@gmaill.com
Dec 19th, 2014 - 09:29
MATCH REPORT: Santos see off Vasco
Santos returned to winning ways with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Vasco Da Gama at Athlone Stadium on Friday night. Carl Lark netted his second goal in two games to seal the three points that sees the People's Team jump from 12th place to sixth on the National First Division standings, with 20 points from 15 matches. Vasco, who started this match the better of the two sides, are in ninth place with 18 points from 14 games. In fact in was the visitors who controlled much of the early running with Siseko Manona trying his luck from the edge of the box early on, only for Fagan Muller to make a good block. Santos stopper Keenon Blignaut was then off his line like lightning moments later to deny Jonathan Armogam from racing through on goal. Muller had a shot himself from range but his effort didn't trouble Vasco goalkeeper Abduraghmaan White while Cheslyn Jampies hit a scorching drive just wide of the left upright on 18 minutes. Tshowana Mokonyana then hit the crossbar from wide left from a free-kick before Muller did well to out-muscle Armogam en route to goal. Armogam came even closer to an opener on 30 minutes when he got onto the end of a Manona cross following a slick sweeping move by Vasco but the forward could not direct his shot on target, while at the other end Suhayl Allie's turn and shot was off the mark after a cut-back from Lakay from the right. Blignaut made an excellent one-handed save to deny the increasingly dangerous Armogam before some Barcelona-esque passing from the visitors so nearly created an opening but this time Armogam was denied by a Jampies block. Tshepo Mabua then forced a save from White with 37 minutes played but the keeper could do nothing to prevent Lark from tapping home following a scramble in the box from a Mabua corner to send the hosts into the half-time break one goal to the good. Armogam wasted a 50th minute chance after being expertly set up by Manona before Blignaut denied Samuel Julies ahead of a raft of changes by both sides. Santos Head Coach Farouk Abrahams introduced the combative Solomon Okpako for Piere Kok and Edwin Sitayitayi for Suhayl Allie before Vasco brought on Strydom Wambi to replace Stanley Muishond as Aleni Lebyane came on for Mokonyane. And while Vasco had the better of the first 45, it was all Santos after the break with Sitayitayi causing the Vasco defence all sorts of problems with his energetic runs. Tony De Nobrega's side should have found an equaliser on 76 minutes though but Wambi somehow managed to miss the target from two metres out after a neat attacking move. Zaakier Williams replaced Lakay late on ahead of a smart save from Blignaut to deny Lebyane before Lark powered a shot just wide after latching on to a Tyren Arendse lay-off. Lebyane then missed his side's best chance after being set up by Matthew Rowell, but despite some late corners and a few nervy moments, Santos ran out victorious ahead of their final match before the holiday break, against FC Cape Town next Friday night at Athlone Stadium. By Trevor Kramer To comment please email me at trevor.kramer@gmail.com
Dec 12th, 2014 - 22:39
Log Standings
National First Division
# Team Name Pld. Gd. Pts.
1 Jomo Cosmos 16 16 32
2 Golden Arrows 16 6 30
3 Milano United 16 10 29
4 Thanda Royal Zulu 16 14 28
5 Santos FC 16 -3 23
6 Baroka FC 16 6 22
7 Cape Town All Stars 16 1 22
8 Vasco Da Gama 16 -2 22
9 FC Cape Town 16 3 21
10 Royal Eagles 16 -4 20
11 Black Leopards 16 -3 18
12 Witbank Spurs FC 16 -5 18
13 Highlands Park 16 -7 17
14 African Warriors 16 -8 17
15 Garankuwa United 16 -4 12
16 Maluti College 16 -20 8
Social Networks
Twitter & Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
@thepeoplesteam
Like us on Facebook
/thepeoplesteam
Match Centre
Fixtures
Aug 23rd, 2014 - 15:00
FC Cape Town
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
MATCH REPORT: Santos suffer opening day defeat
. . .
Aug 29th, 2014 - 19:30
Maluti College
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos too smart for Maluti
. . .
Sep 13th, 2014 - 15:00
African Warriors
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos held by Warriors
. . .
Sep 19th, 2014 - 19:30
Royal Eagles
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos clip Royal Eagles
. . .
Sep 27th, 2014 - 15:00
Golden Arrows
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos downed in Durban
. . .
Oct 3rd, 2014 - 19:30
Thanda Royal Zulu
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos too strong for Thanda
. . .
Oct 18th, 2014 - 15:30
Jomo Cosmos
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos unlucky on the road
. . .
Oct 24th, 2014 - 19:30
Cape Town All Stars
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos and All Stars share the spoils
. . .
Oct 29th, 2014 - 19:30
Garankuwa United
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos record first away win
. . .
Nov 8th, 2014 - 15:30
Witbank Spurs FC
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
MATCH REPORT: Spurs sneak past Santos
. . .
Nov 22nd, 2014 - 19:30
Black Leopards
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos edge Lidoda Duvha
. . .
Nov 26th, 2014 - 19:30
Highlands Park
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos stifled by Highlands Park
. . .
Dec 5th, 2014 - 19:30
Milano United
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
There is no news linked to this fixture.
. . .
Dec 12th, 2014 - 19:30
Vasco Da Gama
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
There is no news linked to this fixture.
. . .
Dec 19th, 2014 - 19:30
FC Cape Town
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
There is no news linked to this fixture.
. . .
Match Centre
Results
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
More Info
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
More Info
Oct 4th, 2013 - 19:30
Black Leopards
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos held by Leopards
. . .
Oct 20th, 2013 - 15:30
United FC
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Notoane praises resilient Santos
. . .
Oct 23rd, 2013 - 19:30
Sivutsa Stars
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Allie slams home late winner
. . .
Oct 26th, 2013 - 19:30
Milano United
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos held by Milano
. . .
Nov 3rd, 2013 - 15:30
FC Cape Town
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos too strong for African Beasts
. . .
Nov 8th, 2013 - 19:30
Jomo Cosmos
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
The People's Team share the spoils with Ezenkosi
. . .
Nov 23rd, 2013 - 15:30
Roses United
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Allie sends Roses packing!
. . .
Nov 27th, 2013 - 19:30
African Warriors
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos make it two wins on the trot
. . .
Nov 30th, 2013 - 15:30
Baroka FC
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos suffer last-gasp defeat
. . .
Dec 7th, 2013 - 19:30
Witbank Spurs FC
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos suffer late heart-break at home to Spurs
. . .
Dec 18th, 2013 - 19:30
Chippa United
NFD
Home
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos cruise into Nedbank Cup last 32
. . .
Dec 21st, 2013 - 18:00
Blackburn Rovers
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos held by Rovers in PE
. . .
Jan 11th, 2014 - 15:30
Vasco Da Gama
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos pay the penalty at Parow Park
. . .
© Santos Football Club 2013
Content Available on go1pro.com