In a moment that can be best described as outrageously brilliant, Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke pushed forward for a last minute corner in a Premier Soccer League match against giants Orlando Pirates on Wednesday night, and he did so with intent, culminating in a stunning 96th minute goal that any world-class striker would be proud of.
The keeper chased the ball with his back to goal following a save from Pirates goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane, before deciding to do the unlikely and pulling it off to perfection.
The Baroka shot-stopper chose the acrobatic option, thundering in a sublime bicycle kick from around 16 metres that fooled his opposite number and the defenders on the goal line. The strike earned Baroka a 1-1 home draw in injury time, ensuring a point against top quality opposition for the club from Polokwane.
Out of this world last minute goal by Baroka FC Goalkeeper vs Orlando Pirates
Masuluke then proceeded to the corner flag, where he had an entertaining goal celebration ready to enjoy with his teammates and the fans.
The incredible goal has gone viral on social media around the globe, and will certainly feature in many highlight reels and ‘goal of the year’ lists to come.
The moment of brilliance thrusts the South African league into the spotlight, emphasising the quality of play and excitement that the country’s top-flight generates for viewers and supporters of the various teams.
The strike was so good, that I say it’s worth two goals due to the quality and perfect technical execution at the very last minute – a wonderful advert for the beautiful game in South Africa.