Shoes of SAfrica goal scorer will be on display

BY foxsports • July 20, 2010

South Africa's soccer association says the shoes Siphiwe Tshabalala used to score the first goal at the World Cup will become a ''historic monument'' to South African soccer.

SAFA chief executive Leslie Sedibe told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that the shoes will go on display at SAFA headquarters in Johannesburg.

Tshabalala gave the host a memorable start in the tournament's opening game at Soccer City with his hard strike against Mexico. South Africa played to a 1-1 draw, but Tshabalala is remembered as the man who scored the first goal at Africa's first World Cup.

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