Devon Petersen alongside debutant Vernon Bouwers produced brilliance for South Africa as they shocked the heavily fancied Northern Ireland on opening night at the World Cup of Darts.

Petersen called it deserved and as well phenomenal for the country; he added that he believes it shows African Darts can progress.
“It’s a brilliant win but I think in the end we deserved it too,” said Petersen.
“We knew what we were up against but the pairs match is different because they don’t have the same rhythm.
“Vernon showed his class early on and kept us in the game and in the last leg I knew that I needed to step forward.
“It’s phenomenal for us, not just for us as individuals but for darts in Africa. It shows that we can progress the sport in Africa now.”
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Author: Samuel Gill