Player hit in the face by ball from shot in five-a-side game in South Africa
(Image: Twitter/Ta West)

VIDEO: Player knocked out after being hit in the face by ball in five-a-side game

Caught by shot from very close range.

Guys my mate @psixaba fainted last night after getting hit by the ball… between feeling bad and time wasting tactics it was something else πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’”πŸ’” pic.twitter.com/LsEroVaSc8

— Ta West (@wfreemantle) June 7, 2019

A player appeared to be knocked unconscious after a shot hit him in the head during a five-a-side game on Thursday night.

Sports Reporter Philasande Sixaba was caught in the face by the ball at extremely close range in the match in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Have no idea why people are laughing at this, I was genuinely hurt 😒

— Philasande Sixaba (@psixaba) June 7, 2019

A member of the opposition team can be seen to take a shot on first time and thwack a strike towards goal.

Defending, Sixaba ends up with his head directly in the line of fire.


— Primo Primo (@primo_can_dance) June 7, 2019

He collapses onto the ground in a crumpled heap before the video cuts out.

His friend, who uploaded the clip, has assured viewers that the player has since made a full recovery.

Almost got knocked out cold during this play last night pic.twitter.com/ai83zQpeac

— Philasande Sixaba (@psixaba) June 7, 2019

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ only posted cause he's fine now…inja couldnt see last night 😭😭 https://t.co/FiUsPs0gSH

— Ta West (@wfreemantle) June 7, 2019