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Blast from the past: McCarthy double sends Bafana into Afcon ...


Blast from the past: McCarthy double sends Bafana into Afcon final

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Today in SA sports history: February 25

1972 — Lorna Ward, one of only three survivors from the SA women’s previous Test 11 years earlier, takes five wickets for 47 runs on the first day of the first Test against New Zealand at Newlands. The Kiwis, after collapsing from 128/1 to 199/9, recovered to 251 all out in their first innings. The three-day match petered out into a tame draw.

1998 — Benni McCarthy scores twice as Bafana Bafana beat the Democratic Republic of the Congo and secure their second straight spot in an Africa Cup of Nations 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...

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