Safa honours Tshabalala

SOUTH Africa’s football association says the boots Siphiwe Tshabalala used to score the first goal at the World Cup will become a “historic monument” to South African football.
Tshabalala will always be remembered as the man who scored the first goal at Africa’s first World Cup.
Tshabalala will always be remembered as the man who scored the first goal at Africa’s first World Cup.

SOUTH Africa’s football association says the boots Siphiwe Tshabalala used to score the first goal at the World Cup will become a “historic monument” to South African football.

Safa chief executive Leslie Sedibe told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that the boots will go on display at Safa headquarters in Johannesburg.

Tshabalala gave the host a memorable start in the tournament’s opening game at Soccer City with his hard strike against Mexico.

South Africa drew the match 1-1, but Tshabalala is remembered as the man who scored the first goal at Africa’s first World Cup.

Sedibe said: “Siphiwe Tshabalala knows those boots do not belong to him because of the historic symbolism they represent.”

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