Santos can put another nail in Leopards' coffin


Kick off is at 8pm.

A win will lift David Bright’s men to within a point of second-placed Ajax Cape Town, who are not in league action this weekend.

The fact that the People’s Team is playing at home - they have a hundred percent record at Athlone in 2008 in five league and cup games - enhances Santos’ chances.

Santos are the form team of 2008 having enjoyed an imperious run of form since former Botswana army Major Bright took over the coaching reins.

Bright has transformed the formerly relegation-threatened club into a conquering outfit that has won seven of its last league and cup matches and only dropped points during that period to Mamelodi Sundowns when the team played out a goalless draw at Loftus Stadium.

In fact, the last time they lost was against Free State Stars back in February in what was Bright’s first match in charge.

Santos’ captain Musa Otieno says although the team is high on confidence at the moment, the People’s Team is not being carried away by their form nor reading too much into Leopards’ toothless campaign.

“Although our chances are good, we have to be cautious and take each game as it comes,” Otieno tells

The Limpopo outfit is rooted at the bottom of the 16-team log, 13 points fewer than Santos and defeat tonight could be the beginning of the end for Lidoda Duvha.