Blasts from the past: Chippa cracks back against Cameroon


Blasts from the past: Chippa cracks back against Cameroon


Today in SA sports history: July 11
1952 — Golfer Bobby Locke wins his third British Open title when he edges Australia’s future star, Peter Thompson, by one stroke after shooting a one-under-par 287 at Royal Lythan & St Annes. But Locke nearly missed his start on the final day’s play of 36 holes after discovering his clubs were locked away. He had left them in the boot of his car in a private garage which was had been locked overnight. Luckily a milkman, who knew the owner, happened to pass by and he gave Locke a lift to fetch the keys and the South African arrived at the course just in time to make it to the first tee to start the third round.
1992 — The South African soccer team draw 2-2 with Cameroon at Soccer City to tie the three-match series that signalled their returned to international football. Twice the hosts were a goal down and twice they fought back to equalise, first through Phil “Chippa” Masinga five minutes before the break and then through Bennett Masinga in the 52nd minute. South Africa won the first match of the series and Cameroon the second.

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