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SA Outfield Players Who Stepped Into Goal

Last night was another unusual evening for Orlando Pirates, and this time it involved Happy Jele stepping into goal against Bidvest Wits, but he isn't the only outfield player from Mzansi to do so. Can you name who else pulled on the gloves?

The towering defender stood between the sticks in the second half of his side's 2-1 defeat at Orlando Stadium after Jackson Mabokgwane was sent off and all three substitutions had already been utilised by Augusto Palacios.

Jele pulled off an impressive display, however, and earned praise for his efforts, but this wasn't the first time an outfielder has had to help out in goal.

Back in 2006, Surprise Moriri shocked everyone when he gladly pulled on Andre Arendse's jersey after Rafael Dudamel left the field due to injury. Kaizer Chiefs won that game 1-0.

A year later, Mabhuti Khenyeza did the same for Golden Arrows, while Lucas Radebe famously pulled on the gloves for Leeds United against Manchester United after Mark Beeney was sent off.

Eager to see who else had to step into goal? Browse the gallery above!

Who do you think played the best as a back-up goalkeeper?


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