SA call up Makola

SOWETO: Uncapped Mpho Makola was called up by South Africa on Thursday for a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Mauritania after scoring two wonder goals this week.

The 29-year-old Orlando Pirates midfielder came off the bench two days ago in a league game to demonstrate power and skill in a 4-1 triumph over Chippa United.

His first goal was an unstoppable drive from outside the box and the second a masterclass in how to curve a long-range shot past a goalkeeper. “I am very excited,” Makola said after he had been included in a 25-man squad.