VIDEO: South Africa mid scores on an arrow from well inside own half

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This, quite simply, is one of my favorite long distance goals in recent memory.

It comes in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between South Africa and Cameroon, and off the boot of RSA midfielder Hlompho Kekana.

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It’s not that he shoots from where he does, though that’s a big part of it; Kekana’s shot is hit with such authority that its intention is never in question.

This isn’t a looping ball that somehow tricks the goalkeeper; Kekana shot an arrow into the air.