Blasts from the past: Benni boots SA into 2nd Afcon final


Blasts from the past: Benni boots SA into 2nd Afcon final

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: February 25

1998 — Benni McCarthy scores twice as Bafana Bafana beat the Democratic Republic of Congo and secure their second straight spot in an African Nations Cup final. Substitute Keve Bembuana gave the DRC the lead in the 48th minute, but McCarthy equalised in the 60th minute, and then finally gave SA the lead in the 23rd minute of extra time.

2011 — LJ van Zyl runs 47.66sec to break the 47.81 SA 400m hurdles record that Llewellyn Herbert set winning Olympic bronze at the Sydney Games in 2000. Van Zyl equalled his time again in international competition three months later. That remained the best time in the world that year, but he had to settle for a bronze medal at the world championships later that year. Van Zyl also picked up a silver in the 4x400m relay...

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