Benni McCarthy and Siphiwe Tshablala Get Praise From Jomo Sono for 1998 and 2010 FIFA World Cup Goals

Benni McCarthy and Siphiwe Tshablala Get Praise From Jomo Sono for 1998 and 2010 FIFA World Cup Goals

  • South African football's all-time great Jomo Sono has heaped praise on Benni McCarthy and Siphiwe Tshabalala
  • Sono singled out the two modern legends for their momentous goals at the 1998 and 2010 FIFA World Cup tournaments
  • McCarthy's goal against Denmark was the first time Bafana scored in a World Cup, while Tshabalala's remains one of the most famous in tournament history

Jomo Sono believes that Benni McCarthy will be entrenched in FIFA World Cup history.

McCarthy scored Bafana Bafana's first-ever world cup goal against Denmark in France in 1998, slotting the ball past legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel for effect.

Shabalala's strike, on the other hand, need not be relived for it defined Africa's first-ever world cup in 2010.

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Benni McCarthy, Jomo Sono and Siphiwe Tshabalala. Image source: Getty Images.
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Speaking to the Daily Sun, 'The Black Prince' said that when talking about McCarthy and Tshabalala, it was referring to legends who excellently represented their country on the global stage.

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"Even though they didn't achieve big trophies with Bafana Bafana, scoring the first goals at the World Cup tournaments are great achievements. To represent your country against some of the top players in the world, and still score, is a great memory and I think the players will cherish the moments forever."
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Sono famously led Bafana to the silver medal at the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as a credible performance at the 2002 FIFA World Cup as caretaker coach.

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Bafana Bafana, for instance, has not been able to secure a place in a major football competition including AFCON and the World Cup in recent years.

He also criticised the South African Football Association, for not doing enough to assist structures that develop young players in the country.

Source: Sports Brief News