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Santos downed in Durban
Santos were unfortunate to suffer a 2-1 loss to Royal Eagles at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Saturday afternoon. Carl Lark opened the scoring for the free-flowing People's Team in the 17th minute. But a determined Eagles side, who have now won three on the trot, equalised through Seun Ledwaba with 59 minutes played before grabbing the all important second in the 83rd minute through Kabelo Mahlasela. The result see Santos move to 11th with 24 points from 19 games as Eagles jump to 29 points in sixth place on the National First Division standings.
Mar 1st, 2015 - 00:25
BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Royal Eagles v Santos
Santos are back on the road as they prepare to face Royal Eagles at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Saturday, kick-off 15:30. The People's Team come into this game on the back of a 2-2 draw with African Warriors in a clash that was there for the taking after going two-nil up. But such has been the team's erratic form of late, Santos were unable to claim all three points. And leading up to a massive 'must-win' game this weekend, centre-back Sachin Dawood says nothing less than all three points will do. In 10th place with 24 points from 18 matches played and some 12 points adrift of Golden Arrows at the top of the table, Dawood says the players are focused on re-igniting their promotion challenge. Speaking to thepeoplesteam before jetting off to Durban, he said: "To be two-nil up and then conceding two goals was a massive disappointment. "We made some expensive errors and ended up drawing the game. "The result had a big impact on the players and we are motivated to put things right this weekend against Eagles. "It's a must win game to put us back up there and fight for promotion. "The guys are giving everything in training and the coach has been pushing up to the best of our abilities. "The emphasis this week has been on scoring as well as eradicating individual errors." He added: "Going away is not easy but its a coastal team so the climate shouldn't be a factor. "And starting with this game I think we are going to go on a long winning run. "We play seven of our remaining eleven games at home so there is a great opportunity for us to pick up some much-needed points." In team news, Tyren Arendse faces a late fitness test to be ready for this match after pulling up last time out while Xolani Mabaso remains a long-term injury absentee. By Trevor Kramer
Feb 27th, 2015 - 14:44
Santos SAB take on Jomo Powers
A few people have been asking for fixtures for the Santos SAB (Third Division) side on this site, so here they are! All SAB fixtures are posted on the club's Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/thepeoplesteam, but will now also be posted to this site. If you wish to see any other content here please send your thoughts ans suggestions to me the Editor at trevor.kramer@gmail.com. Have a fantastic sporting weekend As promised, this weekend's fixtures, where Santos will be traveling to Atlantis to take on Jomo Powers. Friday 27 February 2015 SR Blackpool vs Heath Athletic Shelley Road, Salt River 19:30 Saturday 01 March 2015 Bellstar United vs Silver Spurs Symphony Sports Field 15:00 Junction Rovers vs Orient FC Heideveld Sports Field 15:00 Avendale Athletico vs Rebels Hickory Road Turf 15:00 Jomo Powers vs Santos Saxon Sea Sports Field 15:00 Shockwaves vs Battswood Site C Stadium 15:00 Jumbo Giants vs Bayhill United Bayview Sports Field, Milnerton 15:30 Sunday 02 March 2015 Riverside Rangers vs FC Hout Bay United Avonwood Park, Elsies 15:30
Feb 27th, 2015 - 14:10
Saal ready to do battle for Santos
New signing Devon Saal says he's eager to make his mark at Santos having signed from rivals Milano United this week. The 22-year-old former Cape Town All Stars attacker, who began his soccer career with ASD Cape Town, spoke to thepeoplesteam.co.za after training on Friday about his impressions of the club so far and his ambitions for the rest of the season. He said: "These past two days at Santos have been good, and tough as I am not 100 per cent fit. "There are a good bunch of players here and I think I will settle in well." He added: "As a footballer you must put the club's ambitions before your own so I am here to help the club reach the PSL. "But that is also a personal ambition because I also want to play in the Premiership." When quizzed about the differences between Santos and Milano, the versatile midfielder explained: "It is difficult to compare the two club but they do play different styles of football. "Milano prefer more of a slow build up from the back while Santos like to attack with pace." He continued: "I'm a natural number 10 but over the years I've played out wide and I can play up front as well. But it comes down to the coach and where he wants me to play and what he wants from me." And on the club's hope of securing a return to the top-flight of South African soccer, Saal concluded: "There are still 12 games to go and 36 points to play for. And eight of our games are in Cape Town so there is a good chance for us to make up some ground on the top teams. "It comes down to the players though and how bad we want it at the end of the day. "But I think we can do it this season, whether we reach the play-offs or manage to finish higher, I am up for the challenge." By Trevor Kramer
Feb 20th, 2015 - 12:53
Santos snap up exciting midfielder
Santos Football Club are delighted to officially announce the signing of former Milano United midfielder Devon Saal. The People's Team, who are vying for promotion to the ABSA Premiership, have already snapped up Robin Rhode and Morgan Van Rooyen, and are now thrilled to have acquired the services of the talented 22-year-old Saal. Speaking exclusively to thepeoplesteam.co.za, Saal, whose youth teams include ASD Cape Town and Cape Town All Stars says he is excited by this new chapter in his career. He said: "It is an honour and a privilege to sign for Santos. "I am looking forward to the challenge of helping the team win promotion. Personally I will work hard to firstly make the starting eleven and then by giving my all on the field." For the full interview with Devon, log on to thepeoplesteam.co.za on Friday. By Trevor Kramer
Feb 19th, 2015 - 15:30
Santos Launches Under 7 and Under 9 Football Fun Fridays
Santos is launching a fantastic fun initiative for Under 7 and Under 9 soccer players for the 2015 season. Parents are invited to bring their young stars along to the Santos Academy on Friday the 27th of February from 4pm (until 6) for the first of what promises to be an exciting opportunity for those kids looking to get into the beautiful game. Santos has a long history of developing and producing talented soccer players as well as well-rounded individuals, and our coaches will be on hand to guide your talented youngster on the pitch. All those players who attend, that are born between 2006 and 2009, will be registered whereby they will then play tournament style competitions every Friday. For more information please call Ayyoob on 021 696 8195
Feb 16th, 2015 - 15:16
Abrahams disappointed with draw
Santos Head Coach Farouk Abrahams admits he was disappointed not to have come away from Athlone Stadium on Sunday with all three points. Playing in their first home clash of the 2014/15 National First Division second round against African Warriors, the People's Team were determined to banish memories of the recent loss to Maluti FET College. And after 30 minutes, it was all going to plan with goals from Tshepo Mabua and Carl Lark putting the hosts into a solid lead. But Warriors were back in the tie, against the run of play, when Bonginkosi Nxumalo chipped home on 34 minutes before Captain Ange Labahi scuffled home an equaliser with 66 minutes of the match played to grab a share of the spoils. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za after training on Monday, Abrahams says it was difficult to accept the manner in which his team surrendered the two points. He said: "It was massively disappointing to have drawn with African Warriors, especially after the start we made. "At 2-0 up we were cruising and it was set up for us to score two or three more. "But the first goal we conceded was poor - from where I was sitting it looked offside - but even then, the second goal was also sloppy." He added: "If you look at the team at the top of the table, Jomo Cosmos, we have scored just one goal less than them, but while they have conceded just 14, we have let in 27 goals - and that is the difference." "It is frustrating to play so well and not get the results you need, and after such a positive start, we need to reassess again and make sure we are tighter at the back. "It is back to training to make sure we are in the right shape to face Royal Eagles (at the King Zwelithini Stadium) on Saturday." By Trevor Kramer
Feb 16th, 2015 - 14:46
Santos held by resilient Warriors
Santos were held to a 2-2 draw against African Warriors in a National First Division match at Athlone Stadium on Sunday. On a windy afternoon in the Mother City, it was Santos who dominated the early exchanges with Tshepo Mabua opening the scoring with a fine finish on 13 minutes before Carl Lark added a spectacular bicycled second just after the half-hour mark. But Warriors were back in the tie when Bonginkosi Nxumalo chipped home with 34 minutes played before Captain Ange Labahi scuffled home an equaliser on the 66 minute mark to grab a share of the spoils. The result leaves the People's Team in 10 place in the NFD standings, with 24 points from 18 games while Warriors, in 14th place, moved onto 18 points from their 18 matches played thus far. With the wind at their backs and their tails up, it was the hosts that threatened from the off with Mabua firing just wide in the opening minute before new signing, Morgan Van Rooyen, bolted down the left flank after a good break forward, only to be thwarted by an alert Vusumuzi Magagula in the Warriors' goal. Lark's came close to finding Mabua with a good cross from the right before Warriors' first chance of the match in the shape of a shot from range from Vaughn Erbin. Santos continued to push for a goal, and it was no surprise when Mabua opened the scoring with a driven finish into the far post after a good low cross from Suhayl Allie fell kindly for him. Warriors were restricted to further long-range chances with Sibusiso Mdamba's 17th minute free-kick watched over the poles by Santos stopper Keenon Blignaut. The hosts were dealt a considerable blow when Tyren Arendse felt the injury that had kept him side-lined in recent weeks and had to be substituted, with Piere Kok coming onto replace him. But despite this early substitution, the People's Team continued to attack; and Handsome Sibanda so nearly headed home a third goal from a well-hit Allie corner with half an hour of the match gone. But Santos fans didn't have to wait long for a second, and it came in spectacular fashion as Lark bicycled home a Mabua header. But a lapse in concentration in defence as well as some seriously suspicious officiating allowed Warriors back into the game as Nxumalo chipped over Blignaut from what appeared to be an offside position, this after being set through on goal by Mdamba. The goal invigorated Warriors and Sthembele Ngcamu had to be well placed to head clear an Erbin free-kick on 40 minutes, but Magagula had to be his best in first-half stoppage time as he denied Lark a second, this time from a powerful downward header, with an instinctive block from close range. Santos came out all guns blazing in the second period with Lark forcing Magagula to parry his 54th minute shot before testing the keeper again moments later. A battle for midfield superiority then raged on until Warriors managed to drag themselves back into this match with a scrambled finish from a 66th minute corner - Labahi on hand at the back post to slot home after the ball bobbled kindly to him. The introduction of Faizel Johnson gave the hosts some more impetus as they looked for a winner, but the substitute could not direct his header, from a Cheslyn Jampies free-kick, on target after 72 minutes. And Van Rooyen, who had an excellent afternoon, was just not able to direct his effort on target moments later, having been set through by Lark. Warriors were pegged into their own half as the match wore on where Sibanda headed just wide and Johnson tried but was ultimately unsuccessful in engineering a goal - even from a spectacular volleyed effort that was well blocked by the Warriors defence. In the end, both sides had to settle for a point, and Santos will now turn their attentions to Royal Eagles at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday, February 28, 2015, kick-off 19:30. National First Division Results Sunday, February 15, 2015 Santos 2-2 African Warriors Vasco Da Gama 3-0 Thanda Royal Zulu Baroka FC 0-1 Cape Town All Stars Saturday, February 14, 2015 Maluti FET College 3-4 Royal Eagles Jomo Cosmos 2-1 Milano United Golden Arrows 2-0 FC Cape Town Witbank Spurs 3-0 Highlands Park Garankuwa United 2-5 Black Leopards By Trevor Kramer
Feb 16th, 2015 - 13:37
Log Standings
National First Division
# Team Name Pld. Gd. Pts.
1 Golden Arrows 19 10 37
2 Jomo Cosmos 19 16 36
3 Thanda Royal Zulu 19 13 34
4 Cape Town All Stars 19 5 31
5 Milano United 19 7 30
6 Royal Eagles 19 0 29
7 Black Leopards 19 2 27
8 Baroka FC 19 5 25
9 FC Cape Town 19 3 25
10 Vasco Da Gama 19 -2 25
11 Santos FC 19 -5 24
12 Witbank Spurs FC 19 -5 21
13 Highlands Park 19 -10 20
14 African Warriors 19 -10 19
15 Garankuwa United 19 -8 13
16 Maluti College 19 -21 11
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Fixtures
Mar 4th, 2015 - 19:30
Golden Arrows
NFD
Home
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Mar 7th, 2015 - 15:30
Thanda Royal Zulu
NFD
Away
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Mar 14th, 2015 - 19:30
Jomo Cosmos
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Apr 4th, 2015 - 19:30
Cape Town All Stars
NFD
Away
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Apr 8th, 2015 - 19:30
Garankuwa United
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Apr 12th, 2015 - 15:00
Highlands Park
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Apr 18th, 2015 - 19:30
Witbank Spurs FC
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Apr 26th, 2015 - 15:00
Black Leopards
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Apr 30th, 2015 - 19:30
Baroka FC
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May 3rd, 2015 - 15:00
Milano United
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May 10th, 2015 - 15:00
Vasco Da Gama
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Results
Jan 18th, 2013 - 15:30
Vasco Da Gama
NFD
Away
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.
Arendse wants maximum points!
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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
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Notoane praises resilient Santos
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Oct 23rd, 2013 - 19:30
Sivutsa Stars
NFD
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Allie slams home late winner
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Oct 26th, 2013 - 19:30
Milano United
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Santos held by Milano
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Nov 3rd, 2013 - 15:30
FC Cape Town
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Santos too strong for African Beasts
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Nov 8th, 2013 - 19:30
Jomo Cosmos
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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
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Santos make it two wins on the trot
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Nov 30th, 2013 - 15:30
Baroka FC
NFD
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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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Jan 11th, 2014 - 15:30
Vasco Da Gama
NFD
Away
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Santos pay the penalty at Parow Park
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