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