CAIRO – Bafana Bafana hero Thembinkosi Lorch said he is dedicating his winning goal against hosts Egypt at Cairo International Stadium on Saturday evening to his late brother who passed away in Free State last week.
Speaking after South Africa stunned the Pharaohs of Egypt to book a berth in the quarterfinals against Nigeria on Wednesday Lorch said the goal was for his late brother and close friend.
“This win means a lot especially for the country and I am also happy for my family back home. This was for my late brother who passed away in the Free State last week. I dedicate this goal for him,” he told the media.
Lorch said that when he scored, he thought maybe it was not a goal because of the silence that greeted the goal.
“When I scored, I thought it was not a goal because of the silence in the stadium. Normally when you score, people celebrate but it dawned on me that I had hurt the feelings of more than 80 000 people.