Blasts from the past: Greyling rescues draw against ’70 Irish
Today in SA sports history: January 10
1970 — Flank Piet Greyling scores a try as the Springboks draw 8-8 with Ireland at Lansdowne Road in Dublin. Fullback HO de Villiers converted the try and added a penalty.
1993 — Rudolph Seale and John “Shoes” Moshoe score second-half goals as the SA soccer team beats Botswana 2-0 in a friendly in Gaborone.
2004 — Bafana Bafana are beaten for the first time by Mauritius as they go down 0-2 in a Cosafa Cup match in Curepipe. It was the ninth time the two sides had faced each other, with SA having won on five occasions. SA coach Shakes Mashaba couldn’t attend the match because he was serving a seven-day suspension handed to him by the SA Football Association for causing the premature retirement of some players and including injured players in his team for the African Nations Cup. He subsequently had the suspension overturned in court.
2015 — Substitute Sibusiso Vilakazi scores in the 76th minute to equalise in a friendly against Cameroon in Libreville, Gabon. The match was a warm-up ahead of the African Nations Cup tournament in Equatorial Guinea.
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