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On this day: Madiba welcomed the Black Stars

Written by : , Category : ulxifmvo , Date : August 28, 2020 , No Comments on On this day: Madiba welcomed the Black Stars

first_imgOn this day in 2010: Nelson Mandela welcomed Ghana’s Black Stars, the most successful African side at the 2010 World Cup to his home.Players of the Black Stars, technical team and officials from the Ghana Football Association visited the former South African President’s Johannesburg home in Houghton.The visit to the Noble Peace prize winner came a day after Ghana’s quarter-final defeat to Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup.Despite being heartbroken after their World Cup exit, Ghana’s players did not only find solace but were lifted when they entered the home of the former leader.Replica Ghana shirts and other items were presented to the revered leader, then 91.The highlight of the visit came when players and officials went in batches to shake hands with Madiba and had the rare opportunity of photo sessions with the former President. Prior to seeing the the former leader, Ghana’s team had visited the Sowetan home of his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.last_img

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