Stupendous Bernard Parker ‘Bullet Header’ Own-Goal All But Knocks South Africa Out Of World Cup Qualifying (Video)

Chris Wright

17th, June 2013


By Chris Wright

With the scores level at 1-1 and having already scored once at the right end, South Africa striker Bernard Parker scored an absolutely world class own-goal to put Ethiopia 2-1 up against Bafana Bafana…

POW! What a connection!

Parker’s stupendous bullet header OG eventually saw Ethiopia snaffle victory and therefore qualify for the African World Cup qualifying play-offs at the expense of South Africa, with the 2010 hosts being effectively knocked out as Ethiopia cannot be caught in Group A.

However, later that very same night FIFA started disciplinary proceedings against the Ethiopian team over accusations they fielded an ineligible player in the 2-1 win over Botswana on 8th June, meaning South Africa may still be able to squeak into the play-offs yet.

No thanks to Bernard Parker!

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  1. David says:

    Hopefully he gets eaten by Sharks… or he meets the same fate as Escobar.

  2. TravisKOP says:

    well if they dont qualify that means (hopefully) we wont have to hear those obnoxious vuvuzelas

  3. King B3113 says:

    The English complain about their national team but look at what we have to put up with. We can’t even beat the likes of Ethiopia and Botswana. Now we’re trying to make it through the group via the back door and Fifa regulations.

    Maybe we need to consider trying to strip Brazil of their hosting rights because that seems to be the only way we qualify for tournaments nowadays

  4. Peters says:

    Not even Alan Shearer could score a goal like that

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