His name is Siphiwe Tshabalala, but South Africa will simply remember him as a World Cup hero. At 55 minutes into the opening game of the 2010 World Cup, Tshabalala scored the tournament’s first goal.
To get all the firsts out of the way, it was also the first time South Africa has scored a World Cup goal on their own soil, the first time an African nation scored a World Cup goal in their own continent and the first time 85,000 fans at Soccer City Stadium had a reason to blow those damn vuvuzelas in celebration.
“The goal was a great one and I am happy to have been in the position to score it,” Tshabalala told Goal.com. “I didn’t have to think, the chance came and I took it. I am happy about the goal and I want to score more.”
At the end of the match, the result remain 1-1. This match will be a very remarkable match for all the african since they seem enjoy and satisfied with the ability of the team to play as hard as they can
writer's opinion : the way of african team play really good where they keep attacking and making
nice through pass to the striker. For the mexico's team, they look like do not
have idea to make nice pass to the striker since the african defender keep
pressuring and marking the striker all the time.Mexico should change their
tactical play to find the spot to beat the defend wall.
south africa : 4star
mexico : 3star