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Blast from the past: Tinkler on target for Bafana


Blast from the past: Tinkler on target for Bafana

Sports reporter

1996 — In their opening qualifying match for the 1998 World Cup, Bafana Bafana beat Malawi 1-0 at Chichiri Stadium in Blantyre. Eric Tinkler scored his only international goal in the 22nd minute.

2002 — Ruben Groenewald wins the marginal WBU’s vacant middleweight title when he outpoints Anthony Farnell of England in Manchester. 

2008 — Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena becomes the most-capped player when he turns out for the national side against Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Abuja. But it wasn’t a happy day as the SA team were beaten 0-2, both goals coming from headers, the first from Ike Uche in the 10th minute and the second from Obinna Nwaneri just before halftime. Goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez had a good game nonetheless, keeping the deficit to two goals. The match was the first under Brazilian coach Joel Santana, who had taken over from Carlos Parreira on a monthly salary of R1.5m...

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