Blast from the past: Kiwi puts the boot into SA’s dream

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Blast from the past: Kiwi puts the boot into SA’s dream

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Today in SA sports history: July 6

1996 — A lacklustre Thulani “Sugar Boy” Malinga loses his WBC super-middleweight title to Italian Vincenzo Nardiello in Manchester.

2000 — SA’s bid to stage the 2006 World Cup ends in heartbreak when Germany is awarded the showpiece by a single vote, at 12-11. New Zealand’s Charles Dempsey, the 78-year-old head of football in Oceania, was expected to vote for SA in the final round, but abstained instead at the Fifa executive ballot in Zurich...

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