VIDEO: Booth's winner against New Zealand


Having negotiated a tough first round tie against Togo, and then an even tougher group phase featuring Ghana, Guinea and Cameroon, AmaGlug-glug had one final hurdle to overcome before qualifying for the 2000 Olympic Games.


A difficult away assignment against Oceania qualifier New Zealand proved just that: South Africa were a bit slow out the blocks and went behind after just 13 minutes when Paul Urlovic scored. A quick-fire double from Siyabonga Nomvethe and Quinton Fortune put them back on track, but Fabian McCarthy’s own-goal just past the half-hour mark levelled matters again.


The game looked to be heading for a draw until captain Matthew Booth rose highest to head home Jabu Pule's corner and give his team a famous win.


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