Unbreakable PSL records

Football is a competitive sport where records are set and broken, some intentionally and others just happen.  Here are some of the records in South African football that were set and remain unbroken.  Also in this list, records that are bizarre and those worth knowing about.

Ryder Mofokeng –  One goal wonder

Ryder Mofokeng is one of the greatest players our country has ever produced.  He was part of the Kaizer Chiefs golden era that won 4 NPSL tittles in a season alongside the likes of Marks Maponyane, Nelson Dladla and Vusi Lamola to mention a few.  However, the decorated player only scored one goal in his entire career.

Abednigo Ngcobo – Fastest goal and Hat-trick

The late Abednigo Ngcobo scored a goal with just 10 seconds on the clock in a 3-1 victory over Moroka Swallows in 1976.  Also he scored a 13-minute hat-trick against the same side in a Mainstay Cup final.

Vusi Lamola –  seven assists in one match.

During the 1973 Life Cup final against Orlando Pirates, Lamola replaced Ace Ntsoelengoe in the 80th minute.  Trailing 2-0 he set up two goals to send the game to extra time and setup five more to win 7-3.

John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu (pictured)

Shoes holds the record for being the oldest goal scorer in the PSL.  He scored for AmaZulu against Kaizer Chiefs in 2007 at the age of 41 years, 11 months and 17 days.  He also holds the record as being the oldest player to play for Bafana Bafana at age 38 years, one month and 13 days.