The Bloemfontein Celtic striker, Victor Letsoalo, was the hero for Bafana Bafana on Tuesday during their 4-0 win over Lesotho in their Cosafa Cup Group A clash in Gqeberha.
Letsoalo became the first Bafana player to score a hat-trick of goals on debut.
The Phunya Sele Sele marksman opened the scoring in the 5th minute at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, before completing his brace in the 44th minute.
Letsoalo recorded his hat-trick in the 57th minute. Njabulo Ngcobo scored Bafana’s other goal.
Bafana will face Zambia this afternoon at 15:00 in their final Group A fixture.
The Bafana assistant coach, Vela Khumalo, said that Letsoalo and the team’s performance bring hope during a very difficult time in the country’s history.
At the time of print the match between South Africa and Zambia had not been played, and Bafana’s semi-final opponent had not been confirmed. – MORGAN PIEK