INTRODUCTION: In South Africa, black soccer players wore South African national colour and a racially mixed crowd watched an international soccer match for the first time ever in Johannesburg on Saturday (9 April).
GV Rhodesia kicking of right to left in white
GV Crowd watches as Rhodesia score but goal disallowed for offside
GV Crowd watching and South Africa attack and score goal and players congratulate each other, including black and white players (2 shots)
GV South Africa attacking goal ad goalkeeper stopping it
GV Rhodesia attacking South African goal an N. 9 fouls Rhodesia's No. 8 to give away penalty
GV Rhodesian No. 4 steps up to take penalty and goalkeeper saves
SV South Africa attacking Rhodesian goal because out of touch
GV Players leaving at half time
GV Crowd watching as South Africa kick off in second half
GV Mixed colour crowds watching as South Africa take corner and No. 3 scores goal and is congratulated by multi-racial players
South Africa's star of the match, Pule "Ace" Ntsoelengoe, is due to leave for the United States to play for the Minnesota Kicks. He was involved in moves leading to five of the goals and scored the final goal himself.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: In South Africa, black soccer players wore South African national colour and a racially mixed crowd watched an international soccer match for the first time ever in Johannesburg on Saturday (9 April). The match was between South Africa and Rhodesia.
SYNOPSIS: Rhodesia--playing from right to left in the white strip--kicked off. The match was the first international played by South Africa for ten years since their suspension and later expulsion from the international federation because of the country's apartheid policy. South Africa stunned Rhodesia with two goals in the first ten minutes -- and to make matters worse this goal by Rhodesia was disallowed for off-side.
There were five white players in the South African side, but only one in the Rhodesian team.
After 20 minutes, South Africa went three ahead when, Mike Collins scored this goal.
South Africa--with forward Pule "Ace" Mtsoelengoe outstanding-- were moving through the Rhodesian defence with absolute ease at this stage of the game. They got through again with this move bit this time the Rhodesian goalkeeper was there to prevent a goal
When South Africa's Stewart Lilley fouled Gwazo, Rhodesia had a chance to get back into the game -- but South African goalkeeper Wilkinson had little trouble with Cikanda's weak penalty kick. South Africa, already leading by three goals to nil, could gave gone further ahead before half time bit an infringement caused this forth goal to be disallowed. The score was still 3-0 at half-time
South Africa start the second half. Sports Minister Doctor Piet Koornhof allowed mixed teams in international events last year, but the decision to allow the crowd to be mixed is believed to have been the match organisers'. James scored this fourth goal only two minutes into the second half and South Africa added three more goals before the finish to complete an over-whelming 7-0 win.