Football: Goalkeeper scores spectacular 96th-minute overhead kick in South Africa

(THE GUARDIAN) - It has been done before, but rarely in such spectacular and dramatic fashion.

Goalkeepers getting their name on the scoresheet is nothing new, but not often do they perfectly execute audacious 96th-minute overhead kicks - or celebrate quite like Oscarine Masuluke.

With his team trailing 1-0 and the South African top-flight match against Orlando Pirates deep into stoppage time, the Baroka FC custodian left his own box and raced forward in one final attempt to salvage something from the game.

As the corner came over, his opposite number punched clear; Masuluke was first to the loose ball and with his back to goal launched himself into the air to score the most spectacular of goals.

Delighted to have earned his side a draw, the ensuing celebration - as he led his team-mates in a dance towards the corner flag - nearly matched the goal for flare.

Justice Chabalala had put Orlando ahead just after the half-time break but Masuluke's outrageous stoppage-time intervention ensured the home side emerged with a point.

Baroka sit 10th in the 16-team South African Premier Division. Orlando Pirates are sixth after 11 rounds of the competition.

It is not the first time a goalkeeper has scored with an overhead kick; most memorably, Alcudia's Bartolome Barcelo scored with a sensational effort in a Spanish lower league game in 2013.

Manchester United's Peter Schmeichel, who scored 11 times during his career, also found the back of the net with an overhead kick in an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Wimbledon in 1997, only to see his effort chalked off for offside.