Greg Etafia should quit football after this embarrassment

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Greg Etafia may not want to watch the replay of his side's 4-1 defeat on Tuesday. 

The goalkeeper was playing for South African side Mamelodi Sundowns against Moroka Swallows in a South African Premier Soccer League game.

With his team already cruising and the scoreline reading 3-0, Swallows midfielder Teko Modise decides to have an audacious attempt on goal from a free-kick just over the halfway line.

Although the effort was goal-bound and was travelling at a fair pace, Etafia's brain completely abandons him as he forgets he can use his hands to stop the ball.

The result? Etafia gazing at the sight of the ball flying past him and straight into the net.

Has he got his angles wrong? Is it the swerve? Only he will ever know. 

Although Sundowns kept a clean sheet in the second half and Nigerian Etafia made one strong save in particular, it was abundantly clear that the damage had already done in 24 disastrous minutes of the first half.

The victory kept the Sundowns in second position in the league, twelve points behind Kaizer Chiefs. Swallows stay in 13th but may yet climb up the table if their goalkeeper starts to use his hands more often. 

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