Defending Absa Cup champions Santos scored an easy 3-1 win over Second Division Steenberg United at the Athlone Stadium on Friday night.
The People's Team took the lead in the 22nd minute through Mxolisi Mchunu.
Thembile Kanona doubled the lead for the PSL team with a close range goal in the 39th minute.
Tyren Arendse made sure of the win when he followed up on a mistake by the Steenberg keeper to score in the 61st minute.
Steenberg captain David Tango scored a consolation goal for the amateur team in the 76th minute.