South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke scores incredible overhead kick equaliser

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Every now and then an unknown player in some unknown league around the world produces a moment of brilliance and steals the limelight. For five minutes at least.

And that's exactly what has happened for 23-year-old South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke, who produced a moment of brilliance to earn Baroka a point at home to the Orlando Pirates.

The newcomers to the Premier Soccer League moved up to tenth, with 11 points from 11 games, following their equaliser five minutes into added time. But it will be the goal that will be remembered more than anything.


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Pirates caretaker boss Augusto Palacios thought his side had got themselves three undeserved points against a Baroka side that wasted a host of chances on the night, only to be stunned by the brilliance of Masuluke.

The 23-year-old took full advantage of Jackson Mabokgwane's sloppy punched clearance from a corner and allowed the ball to bounce before rifling his overhead kick past the helpless 'keeper and his Pirates defence.

Interestingly, Masuluke's finish resembled something remotely similar to Wayne Rooney's overhead kick against Manchester City back in 2011. But unfortunately for the goalkeeper, his moment of brilliance will never hold as much significance.

Nonetheless, it will no doubt be a moment to savour for both the player and the club's fans, who watched on from the stands at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

You can see Masuluke's goal below:

But despite Kgoloko Thobejane's men having dominated the first 10-15 minutes of the game without being able to take their chances, Justice Chabalala converted from a corner shortly after the break to give the Pirates the lead.

And the rest is history. Masuluke's goal did not only do Baroka justice, but maybe even grab the attention of the South Africa national team? If they need someone who can get goals from set pieces, that is.

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