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VIDEO: Baroka goalkeeper Masuluke’s unbelievable bicycle kick stuns Bucs

By Marc Strydom | 2016-11-30 21:54:39.0 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

Orlando Pirates never really deserved victory, but the manner in which Baroka FC snuck their 1-1 Premier League draw through a spectacular and scarcely believable bicycle kick goal by goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke five minutes into injury time will go around the world on Thursday morning.

Masuluke - up for a corner in the final seconds of added time on Wednesday night - received a looping half-clearance from the corner by Pirates' goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane just inside the area with his back to goal, and produced a 17-metre overhead kick that will take social media by storm in coming days, not just in South Africa but surely globally.

The 96th-minute winner was one of those rare and randomly unexplainable moments of brilliance and magic rarely seen on a football field. An occasion of inpiration that only the football gods, or perhaps a momentary anomaly in the alignment of the planets at that particular milisecond that Masuluke decided through pure instinct to do what he did, could possibly account for.

It robbed Pirates of what would have been a somewhat fortunate third victory in succession under caretaker-coach Augusto Palacios.

Defender Justice Chabalala’s 48-minute goal from a corner came against the tone of the match, where a disjointed Bucs were shaded by the First Division champions from Polokwane.

Most of the action in the first half came in the early exchanges, and much of it the way of Baroka’s nippy, quick attack.

In the seventh minute Marshall Munetsi was played through but dispossessed by Justice Chabalala’s challenge, with Geoffrey Massa striking the loose ball to force a save from Jackson Mabokgwane.

At the other end the ever-hungry Tendai Ndoro rounded big Baroka keeper Oscarine Masuluke but steered an attempted finish from a tight angle into the side-netting.

In the 25 Baroka midfielder Rithabile Soso’s drive came within a few feet.

Bucs stepped things up in attack from the break.

From Oupa Manyisa’s corner Chabalala was able to get a foot in at the far post and bury a close-range volley for the former Free State Stars centreback’s first goal for Pirates.

Again, Baroka, though, edged control with impressive left-back Tshepiso Lietsisa’s cross-cum-shot having to be palmed over by Mabokgwane.

Then came a the beautiful, perplexing and amazing moment from Masuluke.

Also last night:

 

Free State Stars 3 Platinum Stars 1

 

Lamontville Golden Arrows 3 Polokwane City 3

 

 

 

COMMENTS [ 7 ]

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Fivedowns

A person who score inside the area with his back to goal uyafana nomuntu oshaya ogoli eqimezile, angisayphathi-ke leli elishaywe u goalkeeper it's more the same as i-Pie-rats ikorwe umuntu obekade olele ubuthongo......"singing" usizi lumi lodwa e - Orlando.

2016-12-01 07:51:45.0 | 0 replies

Tehadra

Brilliant goal!!!
It broke my Black and White heart but i had no choice but to accept it!!!
A GEM of a GoaL

2016-12-01 08:26:18.0 | 0 replies

mgijimi

Ja this mampara broke our hearts last night but the goal was brilliant though.

2016-12-01 08:38:48.0 | 0 replies

mynameismadubula

cant believe Bucs keep let that in, useless.

2016-12-01 09:13:34.0 | 0 replies

Papage

Good goal indeed, My Goal of the season, this Baroka Team play good football, pity they don't get incentives like the Pirates and Kaiser Chiefs flops. we would be seeing good games all the time. well done Mfana, o tswaletsi melomo e mekima, re tlaja weekend re swana

2016-12-01 11:29:10.0 | 0 replies

mynameismadubula

just noticed the clock was 95.06 and 5min added time. SA football.

2016-12-01 12:14:58.0 | 0 replies

Nzwere

Pirates ke motete maan, why was Ndoro and Memela replaced? those two, including Mabokwane were our live wires. Manyesa, Makola and Qalinge were nowhere to be seen. Our backline of Tshabalala and Sikhakhane plays like hostel dwellers, they concede many corners unnecessary. Gyman concedes more fouls in front of our box. these boys are unbelievably cows.

2016-12-01 13:50:26.0 | 0 replies
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