Inspired by this weekend's Soweto derby, Briefly.co.za recalls the goal that made history for Mabhuti Khenyeza. On this Throwback Thursday, we take a fresh look at the fastest goal in the history of the fixture.
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It's the match that often makes or breaks the South African football season - the Soweto derby.
Often, derbies comes with much hype and anticipation, but then fail to deliver.
Last year's instalment between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates lived up to its billing, as it delivered on goals, intensity, aggression and drama.
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Former Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena was livid, as he took exception to some of Chiefs' "barbaric" play.
This year's encounter promises even more excitement as the table toppers take on the in-form team.
One record that is unlikely to be broken is that of the fastest ever goal. Briefly.co.za recalls that Mabhuti Khenyeza's thunderous volley broke the deadlock after only 18 seconds.
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Former Chiefs and Bafana Bafana striker Shaun Bartlett took a quick throw-in and caught the Pirates defenders napping.
Khenyeza controlled the ball on his chest, then struck a fearsome volley on the turn.
The shot was powerful and well-directed, leaving the late Senzo Meyiwa flapping at air.
The match finally ended 2-2, but was one of the most entertaining in the modern era.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za shared some of the fascinating stats behind Soweto derby.
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