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Santos tame African Beasts
Santos continued their preparations for the 2014/15 National First Division season with a 1-0 victory over FC Cape Town at Symphony Park on Wednesday. A solitary goal from centre-back Fagan Muller midway through the second half secured the result to make it one win and one draw from the club's opening two friendly matches, this after The People's Team drew 1-1 with Bidvest Wits a fortnight ago. Goalscorer Muller chatted to thepeoplesteam after the match and ahead of a third friendly, against Steenberg at Chukker Road on Thursday morning. The 28-year-old who only played a handful of games last season as cover for the now departed Nasief Morris and Ricardo Skippers revealed: "For our second friendly I thought we did well; things are shaping up nicely in the team. "The buzz in the camp is very high and very supportive, and the competition is also driving players because we are quite a small squad." He added: "I thought we started the first half a bit shaky, a bit slow, but it's understandable and not a concern as we are still in pre-season. "The field was also a bit tough on us as we wanted to have more control of the game in certain areas of the field but the conditions didn't really allow it. "The first 45 it ended nil-nil as we contained them well and were able to soak up any pressure. But in the second half I think we improved a lot, holding up the ball and creating more chances to their one. We had four one-on-ones which we could have scored from." And reflecting on his goal, Muller explained: "The goal came from broken play, the keeper fumbled from a corner and I just volleyed it in." Muller concluded by revealing he expects and even better performance from Santos on Wednesday against their Vodacom opponents. "Today's game could be even better because like I said the buzz in the camp is high and the players' confidence is growing with every game." By Trevor Kramer
Jul 24th, 2014 - 10:22
Santos gear up for African Beasts
There's a spring in the step of the Santos players ahead of a second pre-season friendly match against FC Cape Town at Symphony Park. The People's Team kicked off their 2014/15 National First Division preparations with a 1-1 draw against Bidvest Wits a fortnight ago and will no doubt be looking for another good performance on Wednesday morning. The squad, that is currently made up of seasoned professional, academy boys and trialists, have so far impressed Coach Farouk Abrahams, who has been delighted by what he's seen in training so far. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za following training on Tuesday, Abrahams briefly outlined his approach to the game. He said: "Every challenge is different, every job you take is different but when you have a coaching style you try and use what has worked for you in the past. "My coaching style is a lot about the psyche of the player because everyone comes with ability. You can't teach too much ability at this level. "It's a lot about the attitude of the player combined with a good playing structure - what to do when you don't have the ball and what to do when you do have the ball; when the ball arrives at your feet do you make something worthy of it; likewise when we lose the ball do you contribute to getting the ball back?" Reflecting on the Wits draw and the upcoming clash with FC Cape Town, who Santos play on the opening day of the new season, he added: "In friendlies you can only do so much. It's really about gaining information for the way forward. "But I thought the guys acquitted themselves very well against what is a PSL (Premier Soccer League) club and it gave us some kind of an idea as to what level the players are at. "This time we are playing a team in our own division which will be interesting to see." And focusing on the season ahead, Abrahams revealed: "I've already said to the guys that somebody has to win promotion so why can't it be Santos? "You've got to give yourself a chance to win promotion, you have to believe you can do it." By Trevor Kramer
Jul 22nd, 2014 - 23:21
Santos Football Club Trials
Santos Football Club will be holding trials for players born from 1996-1997 at our Thornton fields on Friday 8 August 2014 from 15:30. Players born outside of this age-group will not be considered for the trials. Players are advised to be at the field from 15:00 and to bring their own kit (socks, shorts and shirts) and boots, goalkeeper kit and gloves. DATE: 8 August 2014 TIME: 15:00 for 15:30 VENUE: Santos FC - Thornton Soccer Fields. DIRECTIONS: From Jan Smuts, take Viking Way and then left into Poplar Avenue. Fields are on the right-hand side, and opposite Epping Market. For more information please contact the club on (021) 696 8193.
Jul 21st, 2014 - 12:28
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
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
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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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