Blasts from the past: Horrible start gets worse for ’92 Bafana


Blasts from the past: Horrible start gets worse for ’92 Bafana


Today in SA sports history: October 10
1992 — Playing in only their sixth international since readmission, three months earlier, the South African soccer team is smashed 0-4 by Nigeria in a World Cup qualifying match in Nigeria. It was their heaviest defeat, eclipsing the 1-4 loss to Zimbabwe two months before. It was matched a few times, but stood until Bafana were hammered 0-5 by Brazil in 2014.
1999 — The Springboks down Spain 47-3 in a World Cup match at Murrayfield. SA scored seven tries in total, with eighthman Andre Vos dotting down twice. That remains the only time these two sides have played each other.
2003 — The Proteas draw level at 2-2 in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan as they beat the hosts by six wickets in Rawalpindi. Andre Nel took four wickets as SA dismissed Pakistan for 157. Jacques Kallis top-scored with an unbeaten 58 as SA romped to victory in the 39th over.

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