SuperSport United Striker Thamsanqa Gabuza's Miss Against Orlando Pirates Stuns Football World

SuperSport United Striker Thamsanqa Gabuza's Miss Against Orlando Pirates Stuns Football World

  • A moment that proved why goalscoring in South African football will remain an issue for a troubling length of time continues to dominate social media trends
  • SuperSport United striker Thamsanqa Gabuza staggeringly missed against Orlando Pirates with the goal at his mercy last night
  • The reaction to the miss has varied from shock, and mystification to mirth and half-serious accusations of dodgy dealings

If the earth could open up and swallow him, Thamsanqa Gabuza would gladly accept at this moment in time.

The SuperSport United striker was involved in one of the all-time worst misses in the Premier Soccer League last night in a drab 0-0 draw against Orlando Pirates at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

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Thamsanqa Ngabuza somehow missed an open net for SuperSport United against Orlando Pirates. Image source: YouTube screenshot.
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Late in the piece, In what was a golden opportunity for Matsatsantsa, Gabuza, a second-half substitute, fluffed his lines in front of an open net, much to the frustration of coach Gavin Hunt. The SuperSport coach dropped to the floor, writhing around in frustration before standing and cursing in frustration.

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The response to the miss was as mixed as one would expect.

@ZolaniMlindazw1 said:

"...and then coaches get fired for lack of results after professional players who get paid thousands miss such easy chances!!!!"

@Mpafa_Nkwali said:

"Just imagine he came in as a sub, only to do this as a professional footballer. He will be crying in the stands demanding game time. We as the supporters are expected to waste our hard earned cash paying to see this at the stadium. Coach Gavin can lose his job for not winning the game"

@The_Gcas:

"Gabuza owes that team a written & a verbal apology"

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