Orlando Pirates' Thabo Qalinge produced some very unnecessary showboating

Thabo Qalinge of Orlando Pirates

Skill moves have become part and parcel of the modern game.

A few decades ago, the whole concept was pretty much reserved for either a 'drag back' or a 'Cruyff turn'.

But now, players are producing moves that baffle both opposing players and fans, from Neymar's famous 'rainbow flick' to Ronaldinho's 'flip-flap'.

But Orlando Pirates winger Thabo Qalinge may have taken the idea of skill moves to a whole new level on the weekend.

With the South African league season drawing to a close and Orlando Pirates having to settle for second in the table, Qalinge decided to produce the most unnecessary showboating you will see.

The Bucs were 3-0 up against Polokwane City FC, but with the Mamelodi Sundowns beating Free State Stars 1-0, the title was all but gone.

So Qalinge decided to create a 360 degree step over to keep the fans entertained and you can the glorious footage below.


Has he just invented a new skill there? He may have done just that.

Of course, trying to actually beat an opponent with that move could be near enough impossible, but at least it's aesthetically pleasing...

Qalinge, 27, is nicknamed 'Section 10' by fans for his outlandish and rather mad behaviour out on the pitch.

Amazingly, EA Sports have not handed him 5* skills on FIFA 19, awarding him a lowly rating of three instead.


Qalinge's FIFA 19 card

He certainly needs a boost for the new game!

How do you feel about showboating in professional football? Let us know your thoughts, or your favourite example below.

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