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Santos juniors shine for the Board
A number of Santos players took to the field for their respective Cape District Board sides at Rooikrans on Sunday morning, doing themselves and their club very proud with some positive performances and results. The Under 13 sides that defeated South Peninsula 4-0, has four of the People's Team's juniors while the Under 15 side that boasts a mammoth 10 players - two of which who play Under 17 for Santos - won their match 2-0. The U17 side, that is made up of seven Santos players, recorded the biggest scoreline of the day with a 7-0 victory, also against South Peninsula. Representing Santos for the U13 Board team were Timothy Liesering, Lyle Willemse and Luke Schilder while Qhayisa Lekata and Jikingqina Xhanti, who are also part of the squad, were unable to attend this weekend's clash. The U15 players are Jade Baartman, Taariq George, Moejaahid Tofa, Inga Nyeleka, Taahir Arend, Sakeen Domingo, Luthu Dunqulu, Zayd David, Riyaad Philander and Yaseen Patel.. The U17 Santos players are Rayaan Domingo, Zeshaan Savahl, Dale Santon, Muktaar Daniels, Kaysley Watson, Eric Diegaardt and Cameron Fortuin. On behalf of Santos, I would like to congratulate all of our players as well as those from other Cape District clubs who acquitted themselves with pride! Well done lads. By Trevor Kramer
Jul 21st, 2014 - 12:13
All Junior and Senior Fixtures Postponed
The Cape District Football Association have announced that all junior and senior fixtures scheduled for this weekend have been postponed. A letter from the CDFA was received by Santos on Friday morning that read: "Please be advised that all the junior and senior fixtures scheduled at all venues for Friday 18th July, Saturday 19th July and Sunday 20th July are postponed until further notice." On behalf of Santos Football Club, we hope that you enjoy your weekend off and manage to stay warm and dry in these cold and blustery and very wet conditions.
Jul 18th, 2014 - 12:10
Lakay selected to represent Amajita
Santos Football Club is delighted to announce that Fagrie Lakay has once again been selected to represent South Africa at U20 level. Head coach Shakes Mashaba announced his 22-man squad ahead of their tour of West Africa that begins on Sunday, 20 July where Amajita will play four international friendly matches against Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Ivory Coast before returning home on Monday, 4 August. These matches form part of the team's preparations for the 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier against Cameroon. The third round first leg clash is scheduled for Saturday, 16 August in Yaounde. Mashaba will trim the squad down to 20 players on Saturday (19 July). SA MEN’S U20 NATIONAL TEAM GOALKEEPERS 1. Jethren BARR (GK) - Bidvest Wits F.C 2. Dumisani MSIBI (GK) - Super Sport United 3. Jody FEBRUARY (GK) - Ajax Cape Town DEFENDERS 4. Madisha MOTJEKA - Mamelodi Sundowns F.C 5. Bongani MATHABELA - Witbank Spurs 6. Ayabulela MAQWAKA (C) - Ajax Cape Town 7. Yagan SASMAN - Ajax Cape Town 8. Sibusiso NTOMBELA - MP Black Aces 9. Aubrey MODIBA - Mpumalanga Black Aces 10. Denwin FARMER - Super Sport United 11. Thabiso GWABAVU - Kaizer Chiefs MIDFIELDERS 12. Pule MARAISANE - Stars of Africa Academy 13. Tlotlo LEEPILE - Stars of Africa Academy 14. Ndlondlo NDABAYITHETHWA - Izinyoka F.C 15. Sikhumbuzo MAZIBUKO -Super Sport United 16. Tshepo LIPHOKO - Amazulu 17. Bandile Shandu - Maritzburg United 18. Ryan CHRISTIAN - Vasco da Gama 19. Siphelele LUTHULI M - University of Pretoria STRIKERS 20. Dikgang NGCOBO - TUKS 21. Thembinkosi MBAMBA - Izinyoka F.C 22. Fagrie LAKAY - Santos
Jul 18th, 2014 - 11:54
Santos avoid Group of Death
Santos were drawn to face Glendene, Bluedowns and Liverpool Portland in the 2014 Engen Knockout Challenge after the draw was conducted on Tuesday morning. All the participating clubs were in attendance at Athlone Stadium, and after a number of short but important speeches from Santos Chairman Goolam Allie, COO Edries Burton and Engen Group Sponsorship Manager Brad Bergh, the real business was concluded! There were a number of gasps around the venue as 2013 Champions Ajax Cape Town saw themselves matched to face Hellenic, Old Mutual and All Stars in what has already been billed the Group of Death. Last year's runners-up, ASD, were meanwhile drawn with Milano United, Atlantic Nacional and the Western Cape Sport Schools in Group B while Chippa United, JMI (Jean Marc Ithier) Cape Town, Hanover Park and Crusaders make up Group D. The full draw is as follows: Group A: Ajax Cape Town, Cape Town All Stars, Hellenic, Old Mutual Group B: ASD Cape Town, Milano United, Atlantic Nacional, Western Cape Sport Schools Group C: Santos, Glendene, Bluedowns, Liverpool Portland Group D: Chippa United, JMI (Jean Marc Ithier) Cape Town, Hanover Park, Crusaders The tournament takes place from August 1-3 2014. The venue for the tournament will be confirmed in the next few days.
Jul 15th, 2014 - 15:06
Engen Knockout Challenge 2014 Draw
The draw for the 2014 Engen Knockout Challenge is set to take place at Athlone Stadium on Tuesday morning. The eagerly-awaited annual tournament that was won by Ajax CT in 2013 after they defeated Africa Soccer Developments in last year's final, kicks off this term on the 1st of August, venue to be confirmed. And what makes this year's tournament even more special is the addition of the Engen Champs of Champs 'where the winners of each region's Engen Knockout Challenge will make their way to Gauteng to compete for the ultimate prize, to be crowned the first ever Engen Champs of Champs', according to the organisers. This part of the event takes place from the 10th to 12th October 2014 hosted by Engen’s new partner, Supersport United Football Club. “After 10 years of our involvement in youth development football, we felt it was time to take the next step in terms of creating a new event where South Africa’s best compete against each in other the Champs of Champ, elevating the level of the tournament to a much higher level”, commented Brad Bergh, Group Sponsorship Manager at Engen. Full details of the draw to follow! Engen Knockout Challenge – Events: Port Elizabeth: 27 – 29 June, 2014 Host Club – Glenville Celtic FC | Venue: Gelvandale Sports Complex Bloemfontein: 4 – 6 July, 2014 Host Club – Grey College | Venue: Grey College Sports Grounds Durban: 11 – 13 July, 2014 Host Club – Amazulu FC |Venue: Highbury & Pegasus Sport Complex Johannesburg: 18 - 20 July, 2014 Host Club – Wits University |Venue: Marks Park Emmerentia Cape Town: 1 – 3 August, 2014 Host Club – Santos FC
Jul 15th, 2014 - 09:18
Kowalski stock on the rise
Dean Kowalski made his Santos first team debut against Bidvest Wits on Tuesday afternoon, impressing as a second-half substitute in a hard-fought 1-1 draw. The 18-year-old, who has made his way through the club's junior ranks, has long been touted as one for the future, but if his recent performances are anything to go by, then he may well have already arrived! The unassuming left-back, who started with the People's Team as an eager 12-year-old, went on to represent the club at U15, U17 and U19 level before forcing his way into the club's reserve or Vodacom League side, where he has been ably competing for the past two seasons. But following a stellar performance at the 2014 Metropolitan Premier Cup (his third appearance at the finals), Kowalski was named as a member of the competition's All Star Team, alongside fellow Santos teammate Fagrie Lakay - that will be heading to compete in a tournament in China later this month. And upon returning to the club following a short end-of-season break, this young star was promptly asked to join the first team for training, where he has so far adjusted well to the increased demands placed upon him. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za after training on Friday, the former Meadowridge Football Club junior, revealed he is enjoying his first taste of professional football. He said: "It has been a big, big, big change to what I am used to. "When you sit on the side-lines and watch the first team you think, 'how good could they be, are they that much better?' "But the tempo in training is much higher and the guys are mentally prepared every time they take to the field." Reflecting on his debut against the Clever Boys, in Stellenbosch this past week Kowalski added: "Making my debut was a very awesome experience. I was also very happy with my performance and so was the coach. I just went out there and did my best and he told me to just keep up the hard work." And commenting on his preparations for China, with the squad set to jet off for ten days from the 23rd of July 2014, he added: "Preparations have been great; we've been training twice a week and have played a couple of friendlies against the likes of Old Mutual and Hellenic." He further explained how he came to be selected for the All Star team: "With it being my last year at the Bayhill, I wanted to make the most of it. "I didn't play to try an impress people, I just wanted to be proud of my performances, and be seen to be sticking to the basics and doing my job properly. "I focused on things like distribution and my attitude to make sure I had a good tournament." And when asked about his plans for the upcoming season, Kowalski concluded: "I hope to be part of the Santos team that gets promotion again to the PSL. "I really do want to play PSL and I think that Santos is a PSL club, and doesn't deserve to be in the NFD." By Trevor Kramer
Jul 11th, 2014 - 16:06
Santos Junior, Senior and Ladies Fixtures for the weekend
Last weekend's rained-out games will take place this Saturday. So make use of the predicted winter sun this time out to come down and enjoy some top-notch local footy... Saturday 12 July 2014 JUNIOR FOOTBALL Under 7 Santos A v Hout Bay - WHSG B1 @ 10h30 Santos B v Muizenberg - WHSG B1 @ 11h30 Under 9 Blue Stream 1 Santos A v Hout Bay - WHSG FF @ 12h00 Santos B v Wolverhampton - WHSG FF @ 09h00 Under 11 Blue Stream Santos v Hout Bay - Thornton A @ 09h30 Under 13 Blue Stream 1 Santos A v Hout Bay - Thornton A @ 10h15 Santos B v Eagle Wings - Thornton A @ 10h00 Under 15 Blue Stream 1 Santos A v Hout Bay - Thornton A @ 11h00 Santos B v Eagle Wings - Thornton B @ 11h00 Under 17 - 13th July Coca-Cola Cup Round 64 Santos v City Lovers - Bonteheuwel Sports Complex @ 1030 SENIOR FOOTBALL First Division Blue 1 Santos v Hout Bay - Thornton A @ 13h30 Premier Division 1 Santos v Hout Bay - Thornton A @ 15h00 LADIES FOOTBALL Santos Regional v UCT - Thornton @ 13h00 Portia v Santos Sasol Team - Linguleto @ 15h00
Jul 11th, 2014 - 08:50
Santos hold the Clever Boys
Santos kicked off their pre-season preparations with a solid 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits at Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch on Tuesday afternoon. The Clever Boys opened the scoring in the first half with a neat lobbed effort but the People's Team levelled up matters with a clinical strike through Edwin Sitayitayi as the match drew to a close. It was a promising performance from a young Santos side that featured a number of players from the club's reserve side. Pa Dembo Touray was the man guarding the poles and after the match he told thepeoplesteam.co.za that he thoroughly enjoyed the run-out and is encouraged ahead of the start of the 2014/15 National First Division season. He said: "The first game in pre-season is always exciting; everybody wants to play because all you've been doing is training, training, training. "For me, it was a good game, playing against a big team, a PSL team and when you play with a PSL team they always give you space to play. "The fighting spirit was also very, very good - we went one-nil down and came back strongly in the second half. "We actually had a lot of chances in the first half and even the goal they scored was as a result of our own mistake, so I can say that our defence was very strong. Left-back Cheslyn Jampies echoed his team-mates thoughts when he added: "It was a good exercise, playing against top-flight opponents again. "I think the young boys coming through showed great character and obviously there is a lot still to work on but so far we are looking good for this stage of our pre-season, we just need to build from here. By Trevor Kramer MAIL ME
Jul 9th, 2014 - 10:41
Log Standings
National First Division
# Team Name Pld. Gd. Pts.
1 Chippa United 30 18 58
2 Milano United 30 15 50
3 Black Leopards 30 15 50
4 Baroka FC 30 12 50
5 Santos FC 30 9 47
6 Jomo Cosmos 30 7 46
7 United FC 30 14 43
8 African Warriors 30 2 42
9 Vasco Da Gama 30 -3 41
10 Witbank Spurs FC 30 -7 39
11 Thanda Royal Zulu 30 -8 38
12 FC Cape Town 30 -6 35
13 Sivutsa Stars 30 -8 34
14 Maluti College 30 -15 30
15 Roses United 30 -20 23
16 Blackburn Rovers 30 -26 18
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Fixtures
Aug 23rd, 2014 - 15:00
FC Cape Town
NFD
Away
There is no additional information relevent to the above mentioned fixture or result.
Santos kick off 2014/15 season with Cape derby
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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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