Free State Stars player, Mohammed Anas is now not only known for his soccer skills but also as the man who thanked both his wife and 'girlfriend' in a post-match interview on Friday night.
Anas quickly corrected his mutterings when he realised he had placed himself in an awkward position.
South African social media users soon caught on to this embarrassing moment making the video go viral.
"I would like to thank my wife (who is my girlfriend, sister, friend)." @Azania_— Thato (@YoungAchieverSA) March 20, 2017
Yabo, maybe that is what he meant. Asazi.
@Azania_ poor guy works so hard to win a man of the match award then scores an own goal in the interview... Shame— His Holiness Aman Singh (@Ammikins_SA) March 20, 2017
Whether his remarks were true or a genuine mistake remains to be seen.
Listen to what listeners thought of the soccer star's blunder: