VIDEO: Yusuf Maart and Hlompho Kekana Goals for Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana Comparison

VIDEO: Yusuf Maart and Hlompho Kekana Goals for Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana Comparison

  • Yusuf Maart has written himself down in the record books after his heroics
  • The Kaizer Chiefs midfielder scored quite possibly the greatest goal in the history of the Soweto Derby against his former club Orlando Pirates
  • The goal is comparable to one scored by Hlompho Kekana for South Africa against Cameroon a few years ago

Yusuf Maart woke up probably feeling like a million bucks.

The Kaizer Chiefs player scored from behind the half-way line against Orlando Pirates in what is probably the greatest goal in the history of the Soweto Derby. The lightning strike in the 74th minute would prove to be decisive as the Amakhosi ran out 1-0 winners in the DStv Premiership encounter.

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Many were quick to point out just how incredibly similar this goal was to one from the recent past. During a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Cameroon, legendary former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana put South Africa in the lead and silenced the stunned crowd after scoring from beyond the half-way line.

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Yusuf Maart and Hlompho Kekana have now scored very similar and legendary goals.
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The match would eventually end 2-2, with Kekana's goal being nominated for the 2016 FIFA Puskas Award.

VIDEO: Yusuf Maart Goal vs Orlando Pirates; David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Xabi Alonso would all be proud

Yusuf Maart might probably be the biggest story on the African continent right now when it comes to football.

The Kaizer Chiefs midfielder scored from behind the halfway line to sink his former club Orlando Pirates at Soccer City, handing the Amakhosi a 1-0 over their arch-rivals. The goal is probably the most spectacular one to have ever been scored in the history of this storied fixture.

The ball was stolen in the middle of the park and shuffled along to Maart, who spotted Mpontshane off his line and went for goal from a few metres inside his own half – the ball drifted perfectly beyond the reach of the ‘keeper and gave the Amakhosi a deserved lead.

The strike brought back memories of similar ones scored by the likes of Wayne Rooney, Xabi Alonso, Hlompho Kekana and David Beckham from years past.

Source: SportsBrief.com