SPORTS DAY: the moment Lorch silenced a country


SPORTS DAY: the moment Lorch silenced a country

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I thought it wasn’t a goal‚ says Bafana hero Lorch

Thembinkosi Lorch had to turn and make sure he had actually scored‚ such was the stunned silence at Cairo International Stadium following the Orlando Pirates man’s 85th-minute winner that saw Bafana Bafana shock hosts Egypt 1-0 in the last-16. Lorch came into the starting line-up for suspended Themba Zwane on Saturday night for a first start of the tournament‚ and first Nations Cup appearance‚ and added an attacking dimension in a front three with Lebogang Mothiba and the on-fire Percy Tau. “Ja‚ hey‚ I was shocked hey. I thought it wasn’t a goal‚” Lorch said. “Normally when you score people are celebrating. But it shows that we obviously didn’t have our support here.”..

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