Blasts from the past: Phil saves us from a beach slap


Blasts from the past: Phil saves us from a beach slap

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: January 23
1996 — Vuyani Bungu makes the fifth defence of his IBF junior-featherweight title by outpointing American John Lewus over 12 rounds in Biloxi, Mississippi.
1999 — Bafana Bafana are held to a 1-1 draw by Mauritius in their African Nations Cup qualifying match in Curepipe. Phil Masinga scored in the 44th minute, but it wasn’t enough against a determined home side that started the match as rank underdogs. Jacques-Désiré Périatambée equalised in the 56th minute.
2000 — Shaun Bartlett scores two second-half goals as Bafana Bafana down Gabon 3-1 in their opening match of the African Nations Cup tournament in Kumasi, Ghana. Dumisa Ngobe netted for SA in the first half to equalise after their opponents had taken an early 1-0 lead.
2008 — Substitute Elrio van Heerden scores in the 86th minute to snatch a 1-1 draw for Bafana Bafana against Angola in an African Nations Cup group match at the Tamale stadium in Ghana.
2013 — Bafana Bafana bounce back to beat Angola 2-0 in their second group match of the African Nations Cup tournament at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. After a goalless draw against Cape Verde, SA went on the attack and scored in the first half through Siyabonga Sangweni and then Lehlohonolo Majoro in the second half.
2015 — Bafana Bafana are all but eliminated from the African Nations Cup tournament in Equatorial Guinea when they are forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Senegal in their second group match. SA had lost to Algeria in their opener. Oupa Manyisa had put Bafana into the lead early in the second half, but the equaliser came 13 minutes later.

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