Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
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3 Feb 2016
12:32 pm

The day Bafana won  the Afcon cup

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Bafana Bafana winning the Africa Cup of Nations trophy against Tunisia at the FNB Stadium.

FW de Klerk; President's Nelson Mandela and Issa Hayatou, CAF President congratulating captain Neil Trovey at the 1996 AFCON finals ©BackpagePix

Bafana Bafana beat Tunisia 2-0 at a packed stadium on  February 3 back in 1996 to lift the trophy on home soil.

South African striker Mark Williams, who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers in England at the time, scored two goals to secure victory for the host nation.

READ: Barker recalls 1996 triumph 

Williams put the ball past Tunisia’s goalkeeper with a header to break the deadlock, with Phil Masinga providing the assist. Masinga controlled a rebound ball in the box before cutting the ball back to Williams for the first goal.

Tunisia was dispossessed in the middle of the field by Doctor Khumalo, who picked out Williams   outside the penalty box with a superb pass. Williams calmly put the ball out of the keeper’s reach to complete his brace.