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Preview - SuperSport v Santos


An inspired Engen Santos side takes off to Tshwane to play SuperSport United in what should be a mouth-watering Absa Premiership tussle at the Super Stadium on Wednesday evening (kick-off 7.30pm).

After a slow start to their 2007/08 campaign, Santos have looked a better side since their 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic on December 2. Only poor finishing let them down on Sunday as they ended up drawing 0-0 with Kaizer Chiefs at home.

However, the 'People's Team' face a tough challenge against United, who are riding high after a hard-fought 3-2 win over Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.

United have the edge over Santos, after knocking the Cape-based side out of the 2007 Telkom Knockout Last 16, but with former United players Thando Mngomeni (pictured) and Koena Mathopa in the mix, Santos could spring a surprise on 'Matsatsantsa' in their quest for revenge.

Of course, a win would also see the 'People's Team' improve their current log position of 12, whilst United will be hoping to build on their sixth-place at present.

Battle to look out for:

It will be a tense battle for supremacy between playmakers Elias Pelembe (United) and Thando Mngomeni (Santos). Pelembe is in bouyant form after his brace clinched United's win over Sundowns, whilst Mngomeni is yet to open his account since his return to the Premiership last season. Of course, what better way than to score against your former team?

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February 13
Absa Premiership:
Swallows v Pirates
KO: 7.30pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

February 20
Absa Premiership:
Swallows v Santos
KO: 7.30pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

December 21
Absa Premiership:
Lost 0-1 v Wits
Venue: BidVest Stadium

December 16
Absa Premiership:
Won 3-2 v AmaZulu
Venue: Germiston Stadium

December 12
Absa Premiership:
Won 2-0 v FS Stars
Venue: Goble Park

December 9
Absa Premiership:
Won 6-2 P Stars
Venue: Germiston Stadium

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