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Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

Santos, who are on third spot on the Absa Premiership League log, will tomorrow night welcome relegation candidates Black Leopards to Athlone Stadium.

The match, scheduled for 8pm, will see Major David Bright's troops almost back to full strength, because Thando Mngomeni, Thembile Kanono and Ryan Chapman have all returned from suspension.

Fresh from kicking Moroka Swallows out of the Nedbank Cup, The People's Team have become a force to be reckoned with and for Shepherd Murape, the fixture could not have come at a worse time.

"I watched Leopards play in the Nedbank Cup at the weekend. And they look a good side.

"We certainly cannot undermine them.

"They are a team that have to be respected, which is why we will approach the game with caution," Bright said.

Lidoda Duvha come from a profitable weekend, also winning their match against Matatiele Professionals 2-0 in the Nedbank Cup, with David Makgale and Fischer Kondowe scoring.

Bright had a cautionary word for his players.

"It's always tough playing teams at the bottom end of the table," he said.

"But in football, anything can happen, which is why we have to be careful in our approach.

"Nevertheless, we are playing with confidence.

"We are at home at our favourite Athlone Stadium and if we play to our potential, we should be able to pull this one off," said Bright.