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WATCH: Kekana scores own-half stunner in Sundowns win

2017-11-02 11:37
Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana has made the headlines yet again after scoring a goal from inside his own half against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday night.

As it happened: Orlando Pirates 1-3 Mamelodi Sundowns

After suffering three consecutive defeats, Sundowns were eager to get back to winning ways in front of a full Orlando Stadium.

The Chloorkop side roared into a 2-0 lead courtesy of a brace from Kekana. The midfielder's first goal had an element of luck as Pirates defender Abbubaker Mobara's attempted clearance struck Kekana which then wrong footed Buccaneers 'keeper Wayne Sandilands as it crossed the goal-line.

However, his second was a stunner.

Kekana's goal of the season contender from inside his own half looped over a scrambling Sandilands, who was off his line.

Mark van Heerden pulled one back before the break for Pirates with a curling free-kick and the Sea Robbers completely dominated the second stanza, with Thabo Qalinge missing some excellent chances to equalise.

However, Pitso Mosimane brought on Anthony Laffor in the second-half and the Liberian international sealed the victory with a late third goal for the visitors.

Last year, Kekana netted a similar goal while on international duty for Bafana Bafana against Cameroon in a Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.

The 32-year-old received a nomination for FIFA's Goal of the Year award for his strike, but did not make the final cut for the top three goals.

Last month, Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke lost out to Frenchman Olivier Giroud for the Puskas award for goal of the year at the Best FIFA football awards.


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