Blasts from the past: Masinga is the man against Cameroon

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Blasts from the past: Masinga is the man against Cameroon

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Today in SA sports history: July 11

1952 — Bobby Locke wins his third Open title when he edges Australia’s future star, Peter Thompson, by one stroke after shooting a one-under-par 287 at Royal Lytham & St Annes. But Locke nearly missed the final day’s play of 36 holes after discovering his clubs were locked away. He had left them in the boot of his car in a private garage which was now locked. Luckily a milkman, who knew the owner, happened to pass by and he gave Locke a lift to get the keys and the South African arrived at the course just in time to get to the first tee to start the third round. 

1992 — The SA soccer team draw 2-2 with Cameroon at Soccer City to tie the three-match series that brought them back into international football 1-1. Twice the hosts were a goal down and twice they fought back to equalise, first through Phil Masinga five minutes before the break and then through Bennett Masinga in the 52nd minute...

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