Blasts from the past: Brazil wipe out Chippa and Doc goals
Today in SA sports history: April 24
1993 — SA’s soccer players, thumped 1-4 by Zimbabwe in their away leg, hold their neighbours to a 1-1 draw in an African Nations’ Cup qualifier at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Marks Maponyane scored in sixth minute to give the hosts a lead they held until Benjamin Nkonjera equalised in the 80th minute.
1994 — Phil Masinga strikes in the 75th minute to give SA’s soccer team its first win over Zimbabwe. The friendly in Mmabatho was the third meeting between the two teams.
1996 — African champions Bafana Bafana are beaten 2-3 by world champions Brazil in a friendly at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Phil Masinga and Doctor Khumalo scored to give SA a 2-0 lead at halftime. But the South Americans hit back with three goals, Bebeto slotting the winner in the 85th minute.
2004 — Corrie Sanders takes on Vitali Klitschko at the Staples centre in Los Angeles for the WBC heavyweight crown vacated by Lennox Lewis. Sanders put on a brave show but was outgunned before the fight was stopped in the eighth round, with the South African still on his feet. Sanders wasn’t the same fighter who had demolished the younger Klitschko brother, Wladimir, for the WBO version of the world title a year earlier. Sanders’s training for the Vitali bout had been hampered by a hand injury caused when he punched through a glass window during an argument with his girlfriend at the time.
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