Blasts from the past: Dodgy dealings in 2010 Bafana-land


Blasts from the past: Dodgy dealings in 2010 Bafana-land


Today in SA sports history: May 27
2000 — Simon Ramoni survives three knockdowns before forcing Englishman Patrick Mullings, himself down twice in the early rounds, to quit in the eighth round to retain his IBO junior-featherweight title in London. Ramoni had won the belt from Mullings in 1998.
2010 — Playing at the refurbished Soccer City for the first time, Bafana Bafana beat Colombia 2-1 in a World Cup warm-up match. Amazingly, all three goals came from penalties. Teko Modise scored first, although it was his second attempt after his first was saved, but the linesman ruled the goalkeeper had moved too early. Giovanni Moreno equalled for the visitors and Katlego Mphela made it 2-1 for the home side. It later emerged that this was one of five Bafana warm-up matches influenced by an Asian betting ring.

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