Register Login Scores


Santos Promote Teenagers

Santos have promoted two eighteen year olds, Dean Kowalski and Iqraam Rayners, to their first team, ahead of the 2014/2015 National First Division season.

TRANSFER NEWS - Get it By Clicking Here!

Both youngsters played for Santos' ABC Motsepe side, and also recently impressed at the 2014 Metropolitan Cup, and have now been promoted by Santos coach Farouk Abrahams.

"It feels great to have signed. It hasn't really hit me yet but it feels great at training, the way training is more serious and how the players also see you,” Kowalski told

"Fortunately for me I've been with the coach before so we sort of have a good relationship already, which I feel is a must-have between coach and player.

"And on a one-on-one level he really is motivational. He knows how to bring the best out of a player, always encouraging you at training, and giving you freedom. 

“He allows you to make mistakes and to rectify them yourself so you don’t make the same mistakes again in the future.

"The atmosphere in training has been incredible with a very young, lively squad. I'm up for the challenge. I want to keep improving and learning from the more experienced players."

"I'm very happy to sign with the first team,” Rayners told the website.

"It's great for my soccer development as it means I get to pick up more experience working with the older guys.

"For me it was a little bit unexpected but at the same time it is great to know you are rewarded in life for all the hard work you put in!

"Coach Abrahams has said he's been impressed with my performances in training and has encouraged me to keep working hard to make the team, and the players are also very encouraging as well. It has been great so far!"

Got questions? Sign Up For Supporters Club To Get Answers!


Top 5

In Numbers: Dolly’s Chiefs Masterclass

88 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Patient Kwanda Comments On 'Tough' Bucs Debut

8 Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Rulani Slams Bafana: There’s No Data!

97 Oct 18, 2021 02:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Royal AM’s MaMkize Stuns With R2.2 Million Exotic BMW Flex

6 Oct 21, 2021 02:00 PM in Show Me The Money

Report: Messi Wants PSG Teammate Gone

12 Oct 22, 2021 08:27 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Awwwww! 10 Of Bvuma & His Wife’s Cutest Moments Together

Oct 21, 2021 06:00 PM in Footballers & Chill

New: The 10 Highest-Ranked African Nations In FIFA Rankings

Oct 21, 2021 10:53 AM in African Football

Ronaldo Breaks Silence After Damaging Liverpool Loss

23 Oct 25, 2021 08:24 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

31 Oct 18, 2021 04:12 PM in PSL

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Dolly’s Chiefs Transformation Explained

16 Oct 18, 2021 10:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pitso Breaks Silence Following R54m Contract Agreement

23 Oct 18, 2021 04:04 PM in Players Abroad