RELEGATED: Santos player Sohayl Allie tjanks after defeat

The People’s Team’s fate was sealed when FC Cape Town, one of four Cape teams in the bottom five of the league, beat Mthatha Bucks 1-0 to secure their NFD status.

The result left Santos 10 points adrift from 14th-placed Milano United on 29 points with three games remaining – one of which was yesterday’s clash with promotion-chasing AmaZulu.

The Lansdowne team, who have won only three matches in the campaign scoring 14 goals, lost 3-0.

Meanwhile, FC Stellenbosch continued their push for promotion with a 2-0 win over Real Kings.

Lying third in the standings – the second playoff spot, two points clear of Witbank Spurs.