Blasts from the past: Hat trick for Ace at first Soweto derby


Blasts from the past: Hat trick for Ace at first Soweto derby


Today in SA sports history: January 24
1970 — Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates produce a 10-goal festival in the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. They were level at 2-2 at halftime, but then the Buccaneers surged ahead to win 6-4. Skipper Percy Moloi and Bennet Maja each scored two goals for Pirates, while a young Ace Ntsoelengoe netted three goals for Chiefs.
1970 — Wing Syd Nomis scores a try as the Springboks draw 6-6 against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park. Fullback HO de Villiers had landed a penalty, while Welsh scrumhalf Gareth Edwards dotted down and kicked a penalty. It was a second consecutive draw for SA, who had finished their previous match 8-8 against England – only the second time in SA has achieved two straight draws. The first occasion was 1903.
1996 — Bafana Bafana lose 0-1 to Egypt in their final group match of the African Nations Cup at FNB Stadium, but they still finished top of Group A on goal difference. Ahmed El-Kass scored the winner in the seventh minute for the visitors. This match drew the smallest crowd for a Bafana match during the tournament, with just 20,000 fans in attendance.
1998 — Bafana Bafana suffer a shock 2-3 defeat to Namibia in extra time of a Cosafa Cup match in Windhoek. Thabo Mooki had put SA ahead shortly before halftime, but Stanley Goagoseb equalised for the home side. Benni McCarthy set up Phil Masinga’s goal, which put Bafana back into the lead. Bimbo Tjihero nailed a free kick in the final moments to force the match into extra time, during which Berlin Auchumeb netted the winner.
2002 — Bafana Bafana and Ghana play to a goalless draw in their African Nations Cup group match. Aaron Mokoena had a goal disallowed and Quinton Fortune miscued a penalty, giving the goalkeeper an easy save.

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