Santos ready for Swallows


Santos played Africa United, a team consisting of footballers from other parts of the continent (but all resident in Cape Town) and put in five goals.

Santos’ goals were scored by Bevan Fransch, Ryan Chapman, Joswin Hendricks, Jerome Ramatlhakwana and a young trialist from George, Lennox Bacela.

Earlier in the day Santos drew 2-2 with First Division Hanover Park and Bright was happy with the outcome, saying that his side was now primed for tomorrow’s match that kicks off at 19h30.

Swallows are still looking for their first league win of the season after drawing 1-1 with newly promoted Bay United in their first Absa Premiership encounter.

The Peoples’ Team got off to a poor start with a 2-0 loss away to Bidvest Wits in their opener, but they hit form with a 3-0 thrashing of Bay United on September 12.

The teams have met 33 times in all competitions and Swallows have a slight historical edge over their opponents, having won 12 games to Santos’ 10, with 11 stalemates between the sides.

In league meetings, Swallows have won 11 of the 28 matches, with eight losses and nine draws.

The corresponding match between the two sides last season ended in a 1-1 draw, with Eleazar Rodgers scoring for Santos, while Tsweu Mokoro got on the scoresheet for Swallows.

The Peoples’ Team last beat the Birds in a home game back in the 2005/06 season, with Romano Scott scoring the only goal of the game.

Swallows will be without striker Sandile Ndlovu, after he suffered a broken jaw against Ajax last week, while Santos’ Romano Scott is back from injury and will be available for selection.