Top 10: Goals of South Africa 2010
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10. Siphiwie Tshabalala, South Africa vs Mexico
The glorious start that World Cup 2010 deserved: a wonderful game in front of an excitable Soccer City throng, and an opening goal that would barely be bettered during the following few weeks.
Tshabalala, winning his 50th cap, pounces on an excellent through ball from Teko Modise to whack home precisely from range. “Goal for South Africa… goal for all Africa!” yelled Jon Champion bafflingly as the Bafana Bafana performed a curious variation of the Macarena (not to be confused with the Maracana) and a million vuvuzelas parped.