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Joy for OJ

Posted on 7 June 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

OJ Mabizela inspired South Africa to victory in their opening World Cup 2006 qualifier against Cape Verde Islands.

The Bafana Bafana skipper was switched to a midfield role by new coach Stuart Baxter and responded with two magnificent goals to secure a 2-1 win in African Group Two on Saturday.

OJ, who showed his striking power for us against Leicester City last season, smashed home a free-kick from 25 yards and then topped it with a stunning 35-yarder in the second half - his first goals for SA.

Meanwhile, it wasn't such good news for Fredi Kanoute yesterday - his Mali side suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Liberia in African World Cup qualifying Group One.

Just to round-up pre-Euro 2004 friendlies, Ledley King, Paul Robinson and Jermain Defoe all played in as England hammered Iceland 6-1, Robbie Keane scored a cracker to take him within one goal of Niall Quinn's all-time Irish record as Ireland beat Holland 1-0 in Amsterdam and Helder Postiga scored in Portugal's 4-1 win against Lithuania.