The most famous picture in Boksburg football history is also the most misleading. It is a snap of the electronic scoreboard at the Johannesburg Stadium on the afternoon of September 1, 1996, and it is glorious: “Kaizer Chiefs 0, Boksburg FC 1.” Kenny Patterson had scored for Boksburg FC in the 13th minute of their last-32 match of the BobSave Super Bowl match in New Doornfontein. The Boksburg fans in the 6,000 crowd at the stadium went wild. The Blues from Boksburg were 1-0 up against the mighty Chiefs. It was glorious. Could the amateurs from the East pull off the greatest shock of the season, if not the decade or, possibly the century? Well, no. Two minutes later, Thabang Lebese scored the equaliser, the first goal of his hat-trick as Chiefs went on to win 7-1. According to the late Ben Moholoa in The Sowetan of September 2, Chiefs could have doubled their score “had their strikers not decided to entertain the crowd with excessive dribbling”. Neil Amoore wrote in The Citizen that ...

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