Linesman Hilariously Steals the Show Before Philly's Games Final in Viral Video

Linesman Hilariously Steals the Show Before Philly's Games Final in Viral Video

Keba Mothoagae
updated at August 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM
  • A highly enthusiastic linesman was the talk of town ahead of the 2021 Philly's Games final between Ambassadors and 18 Mamba
  • Conducting a pre-match pitch and goalpost inspection, the linesman suddenly bursts into a sprint and bounces like a gazelle in the viral video
  • Mzansi kasi football enthusiasts were left in stitches, with a user wondering if he was happy after being bribed

A linesman entertained the crowd before the start of the Philly's Games final between 18 Mambas and Ambassadors in Tembisa.

The linesman, Michael Khosa, a popular fixture during the two-week-long tournament, was conducting a pre-match pitch and goalpost inspection. Without warning, he burst into a sprint, before hopping like a gazelle to his starting position.

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Linesman Michael Khosa breaks out the moves before the Philly's Games final in Tembisa. Image source: Screenshot/Youtube
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As was reported on Far Post, Ambassadors walked away with the R210 000 prize money after defeating Mambas 3-0 on penalties, the match having ended 0-0 on penalties.

The viral video on Youtube had many football fans in stitches.

Arap Tala said:

"Wow! I like this! Thoroughly enjoying his job!"

@bigMxoo said:

"He looked so happy... I wonder why. I just hope it had nothing to do with a brown envelope..."

Hope Marv said:

"Best Kasi football. Hope they will give us more in Easter and Winter Kasi tournaments."

@CollenDzivi said:

"This is Michael Khosa, my home boy. He was a good footballer (winger). Very quick, we used to call him Mkhelele, but selfish. He would score goals but not keen on passing."

Philly's Games make local history by using Video Assistant Referee

While the linesman was stealing the show before the game, the referee of the Philly's Games Final was making history during the clash.

He made history on behalf of the tournament for the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), a feat that the Premier Soccer League hasn't managed yet. The Philly's Games were started in Tembisa in 1992 as a way to end the fighting between two political factions in the community, SuperSport reported.

The introduction of VAR at the latest edition of the Phillys Games got social media buzzing as many fans have found it humorous that the Tembisa-based tournament beat the PSL.

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