Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
2 minute read
2 Dec 2016
9:48 am

Baroka goalie hungry for more goals

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Oscarine Masuluke says the spectacular goal he scored against Orlando Pirates was not something new to him because he used to score goals this way while playing as a striker.

Masuluke Oscarine (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke amazed many a football fan with the splendid bicycle kick which secured his club a stoppage-time point against Orlando Pirates at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.

But the shot-stopper says the goal was not something new to him because he used to score goals this way while playing as a striker.

“A lot of people know me now as a goalkeeper, but what they don’t know is that I used to play as striker between 2008 and 2010,” Masuluke revealed after the match.

“I used to score such goals week in, week out as an on-field player and by the time the ball bounced, I knew exactly what to do.

“I have always liked scoring goals, it’s a pity I don’t do it much, but I normally do it in training. But to be honest, that goal is something special. I think I will have to get out of the poles more often when we have corner kicks, plus I have good height.”

With the five minutes of referee’s optional time having ended, Baroka were rewarded a corner kick and Masuluke, who was named Man-of-the-Match, says he decided to go up and try to get a goal for his team after they played so well for the entire game.

“We created plenty of chances in the game and I didn’t think we deserved to lose, which is why I decided to go up for a corner and try to get a goal for the team. I am happy with the point, it might not be three, but we played against an experienced team with quality players in their squad and we did our best. Getting a point against Pirates is better than not getting anything at all,” he added.

Bakgaga are now in 10th spot in the Premiership with 11 points after 11 matches, while the Buccaneers sit in sixth place with 17 points from 10 games.