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Mabua remains positive
Winger Tshepo Mabua says Santos will fight on until the end of the season as they chase a Premier Soccer League promotion place. Two draws and three wins put the People's Team into a positive position with just a handfull of games of the 2014/15 season remaining but two losses, to Ga-rankuwa and Highlands Park, in recent weeks, has derailed the club's ambitions. With four matches left to play, Santos find themselves in ninth place on the standings, on 35 points, some 14 points off top spot. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za on Tuesday, Mabua, who is currently on loan from SuperSport United, said: "I've enjoyed this season. Some games I have played well and some games my performances have dropped so I have been working hard on my consistency." The 21-year-old added: "We are not completely out of it yet and will keep fighting until the last game. "What let us down this season has been our away form; sometimes bringing back just one point or no points." "I can say our concentration may have let us down in those games. We have worked hard as a team all season so it is disappointing to be in this position. But the spirit remains high and we won't give up." By Trevor Kramer
Apr 22nd, 2015 - 13:22
Ncusana aims to push on
Santos striker Telford Ncusana says he's happy with his personal form this season although admits it is disappointing to have seen the club's promotion hopes fade. The 25-year-old former Cape Town All Stars attacker struggled for game after signing for the People's Team this term, but has since cemented his place in the side in recent months, scoring two goals, in the 1-1 draw with Thanda Royal Zulu and the 2-0 defeat of Ga-rankuwa. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za after training on Wednesday, Ncusana said: "I'm really enjoying my football at the moment. It was tough when I first started but all the players and the coach have supported me and I feel I am playing well." Ncusana has worked hard to fit into Head Coach Farouk Abrahams style of play this season, and says he has taken care to follow his coach's instructions. "The coach has been pushing me to continue to work hard and improving my game. He explains how he wants the team to play and how he wants me to play which has helped me a lot." He added: "It is disappoiting not to be fighting for promotion with four games of the season still to play. "But as players we have not given up and in the last few games we just have to push as many points as we can to finish as high as possible." In conclusion, he explained: "My ambition for next season is to play more games, to score more goals and help Santos secure promotion." By Trevor Kramer trevor.kramer@gmail.com
Apr 22nd, 2015 - 12:48
Condolences to the Moshoeu family
Santos FC would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the family of John Moshoeu following his passing on Tuesday. The former Bafana Bafana midfielder, who played for the likes of Kaizer Chiefs, Fenerbahce, Bursaspor and AmaZulu, fought a long battle with cancer. Santos Football Club wishes the family strength and peace during this difficult time. "Shoes" as he was affectionately known for his sublime dribbling skills, was capped 73 times for South Africa scoring eight times and was one of Bafana's stand-out performers in the 1996 African Cup of Nations that South Africa won. Moshoeu was 49 years old. Santos Football Club wishes the family strength and peace during this difficult time.
Apr 22nd, 2015 - 12:06
Condolences to the Kinsman family
The management, players and staff of Santos FC extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Gary Kinsman following his passing this week. The Kinsman family were always fond supporters of Santos Football Club with Gary's son Houghton having played for the club under Coach Keith America for a number of years. Santos Football Club wishes the family strength and peace during this difficult time.
Apr 21st, 2015 - 13:39
Lakay ecstatic to be back
Santos striker Fagrie Lakay says he's delighted to be playing soccer again after missing the past few months of the current National First Division season with injury. The Bafana Bafana international, who has been sidelined with a hamstring strain, played 35 minutes in the recent 2-1 loss to Witbank Spurs. And despite being unable to positively affect the result, the young attacker felt he played well, but is naturally eager to get back to his best as soon as possible. Lakay has already missed a crucial chuck of his side's promotion-chasing campaign as well as having to decline a call-up to the South African Under 23 squad recently. But he's not letting that get in the way of his comeback. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za, Lakay said: "For me it's good to be back. "You know when you are out it's not easy so now that I'm back, I'll continue to work hard to get back into the team and to bring my best performances." He added: "The coach is trying to bring me back slowly so as to not rush me as when you come from injury it's not easy and also because I didn't play in a long time." Reflecting on the Spurs game, he added: "I think I did OK in this game. I spoke to some of my teammates and they say I did well. "For me it's important to talk to them because I have been out so long, just to get their opinion as they are the ones playing every week, and to start to feel a part of the team again. "I am determined to get back to my best and as quickly as possible." With Santos' promotion hopes all but over, the striker concluded: "We as professionals are just going to work hard in every game to finish as high as possible because we want to give our fans something to cheer about, and we also don't want to finish as the lowest Cape Town team in the league at the end of the season!" By Trevor Kramer
Apr 21st, 2015 - 12:27
Abrahams: We'll finish as strong as possible
Santos Head Coach Farouk Abrahams says his side will look to finish the season on a high after seeing their promotion hopes all but slip away. Two draws followed by three consecutive victories gave the People's Team a fighting chance of securing a play-off place at this late stage in the season, but two losses in the last two outings has derailed the club's attempts, ahead of their last away clash, against Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturdahy afternoon, kick-off 3pm. Speaking to thepeoplesteam.co.za after training on Tuesday, Abrahams explained: "It's all about mindsets. "We are trying our best to keep everything positive but the two negative results obviously floored us a little bit. "In both games we shot ourselves in the foot." He added: "I made a couple of changes I felt were neccessary but it didn't have the desired result." He further explaineed: "At NFD level you need a lot of maturity. We've got a lot of good youngsters who give you hard graft but sometimes you need just that little bit of maturity to get to the pace of the game. "Against Wtbank Spurs we played at a very low intensity whereas in our normal home games we play with a much higher intensity, and that is why we have done so well at home." After facing Leopards, Santos then take on Baroka FC and Milano United AFC, both at Athlone Stadium, before ending the season, also at home, against Vasco Da Gama. Abrahams concluded: "We were still in with a chance matematically but think that chance may have been blown now with these two results. "But we at least want to finish strong; as high as possible. "We have our last game outside of Cape Town now, against Black Leopards. It will be a tough one but we are confident we can find a squad that can do a job for us." By Trevor Kramer
Apr 21st, 2015 - 12:26
Santos succumb to Spurs
Santos were unfortunate to suffer a 2-1 loss to Witbank Spurs in their National First Divsion match played at Athlone Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Coming off a run of two draws and three consecutive wins, the People's Team suffered a set-back against Highlands Park, and were unable to shake off that form in this match. Recent signing Devon Saal opened the scoring for the hosts with a good finish but goals from Bongane Mathabela and Dumisani Gamede saw the Mpumalanga-based side grab all three points from their travels. All the results Sunday, April 19, 2015 Baroka FC 1-2 Garankuwa United Cape Town All Stars 3-2 Milano United AFC Saturday, April 18, 2015 Highlands Park 1-0 Black Leopards Royal Eagles 0-0 African Warriors Vasco Da Gama 1-1 Jomo Cosmos Maluti FET College 2-5 Golden Arrows Santos 1-2 Witbank Spurs
Apr 21st, 2015 - 08:53
Santos stumble in Jozi
Santos were defeated 4-0 by a resolute Highlands Park side at the Makhulong Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Lions of the North took a two-nil lead through strikes from captain Simphiwe Tshabalala before Thando Mdluli netted from the spot while Zwelethu Ndlovu rounded off a comprehensive victory. The result sees Santos drop one place to ninth on the National First Division standings, on 35 points from 25 games with moving into 12 on 29 points. All the results: Jomo Cosmos 2-0 Baroka FC FC Cape Town 0-1 Royal Eagles Garankuwa United 4-1 Witbank Spurs Highlands Park 4-0 Santos All the fixtures: Sunday, April 12, 2015 15:00 Milano United AFC v Thanda Royal Zulu FC, Athlone Stadium
Apr 12th, 2015 - 16:17
Log Standings
National First Division
# Team Name Pld. Gd. Pts.
1 Golden Arrows 25 17 49
2 Jomo Cosmos 26 18 46
3 Thanda Royal Zulu 26 15 44
4 Cape Town All Stars 26 8 44
5 Black Leopards 26 7 41
6 Milano United 26 7 39
7 FC Cape Town 26 5 38
8 Royal Eagles 26 -3 37
9 Santos FC 26 -6 35
10 Vasco Da Gama 25 0 33
11 Highlands Park 26 -2 32
12 Baroka FC 26 0 30
13 Witbank Spurs FC 26 -8 29
14 African Warriors 26 -11 29
15 Garankuwa United 26 -14 19
16 Maluti College 26 -33 15
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Fixtures
Apr 26th, 2015 - 15:00
Black Leopards
NFD
Away
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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
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Santos held by Leopards
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Oct 20th, 2013 - 15:30
United FC
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Notoane praises resilient Santos
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Oct 23rd, 2013 - 19:30
Sivutsa Stars
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Allie slams home late winner
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Oct 26th, 2013 - 19:30
Milano United
NFD
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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
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Allie sends Roses packing!
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Nov 27th, 2013 - 19:30
African Warriors
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Santos make it two wins on the trot
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Nov 30th, 2013 - 15:30
Baroka FC
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Santos suffer last-gasp defeat
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Dec 7th, 2013 - 19:30
Witbank Spurs FC
NFD
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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
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Santos held by Rovers in PE
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Jan 11th, 2014 - 15:30
Vasco Da Gama
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Santos pay the penalty at Parow Park
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