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Where Were You? Shabba Trends As Fans Reminisce About Stunning WC Opener

The local football fraternity has been buzzing on social media as fans throw it back to the time Siphiwe Tshabalala scored the very first FIFA World Cup goal on African soil. Check it out!

On this day in 2010, Bafana Bafana played in the opening game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, taking on a Mexico outfit that boasted stars such as Rafael Marquez, Giovani dos Santos and Javier Hernandez.

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The one man who was seemingly unfazed by the occasion, Tshabalala, brought tears of joy and jubilation to many who witnessed the game when his effort in the 54th minute whistled past Oscar Perez, who was unable to stop his accurate shot.

While the game may have ended in a 1-1 stalemate, fans were more than satisfied with the occasion overall.

That being said, here's how fans reminisced about that strike from "Shabba" on social media:

Where were you when Shabba scored the opening goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup?

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