The "yoyo trick" performed by Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabo Rakhale has left Mzansi’s fans in awe and the showboating is now even making rounds in English media.
The 24-year-old showed off the skills during his side’s 2-0 win over Chippa United on Tuesday, when he managed to touch the ball with so much backspin that it followed him on the wing.
After some famous Twitter accounts across the globe already posted Vines of Rakhale’s yoyo trick, English publication Metro has now also shared it with its readership.
Metro describes the incident as “pointless, yet utterly brilliant piece of wizardry” before adding that the Pirates star even displayed “a piece of swagger in the process”.
The author was left disappointed that Rakhale’s trick ended up with a backpass, but claims seeing something like this on the pitch during game play is brilliant.
“So no real end product, but no real reason not to admire Rakhale’s mind-blowing work either.”
In a poll on the article, 64 percent of Metro’s readers rated Rakhale’s yoyo trick as “unbelievable tekkers”.
A vine clip on Futbolsport’s Twitter account has already over 182 000 likes, while that was attached to an article on 101greatgoals and has been played almost 675 000 times.
Rakhale is the second Mzansi star whose skill set has made rounds overseas this year - after Mandla Masango's stunner in the Africa Cup of Nations was admired in Spain earlier this year.
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