Blast from the past: Bafana strike twice to beat ‘Reggae Boyz’


Blast from the past: Bafana strike twice to beat ‘Reggae Boyz’

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: April 28

1999 — Bafana Bafana are denied victory against Denmark by Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel in a friendly in Copenhagen. Ebbe Sand scored for the hosts in the 40th minute, but with SA dominating in the second half, John “Shoes” Moshoeu equalised in the 67th minute for a 1-1 draw.

2001 — The West Indies clinch a nail-biting victory in the opening ODI against the Proteas in Kingston. Gary Kirsten’s 38 was the top score in SA’s innings of 200 all out, but tight bowling, particularly Jacques Kallis’s 2/34 and Shaun Pollock’s 1/31, kept SA in the game. Needing three off the final delivery, Ridley Jacobs hit Allan Donald for four to claim victory by three wickets.    ..

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