Blasts from the past: Bafana win it for Madiba in 1996

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Blasts from the past: Bafana win it for Madiba in 1996

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Today in SA sports history: February 3

1984 — Simon Skhosana dethrones Pindile Gaika as SA bantamweight champion on points over 12 rounds. Skhosana went on to challenge unsuccessfully for a world title.

1996 — Bafana Bafana win the African Nations Cup in front of 80,000 fans at FNB Stadium. Substitute Mark Williams scored two goals in the space of three minutes to give SA a 2-0 win over Tunisia. Williams had been on the field for just eight minutes when he netted his first goal. President Nelson Mandela, as he’d done at the Rugby World Cup final several months earlier, handed over the trophy to the victorious skipper, Neil Tovey...

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