1996 made us dream. Let’s end the nightmare


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1996 made us dream. Let’s end the nightmare

Black sportsmen had to navigate unlevel playing fields in 1970s and 1980s, paving the way for the stars of today

Sports reporter

A quarter of a century ago today substitute Mark Williams scored twice to give Bafana Bafana a famous 2-0 victory over Tunisia in the final of the African Nations’ Cup.

Captain Neil Tovey received the trophy from then-president Nelson Mandela in front of 80,000 fans at Soccer City and his team’s world rankings rose to 19th.

Nobody knew it then, but that was the greatest moment of SA football. At least so far...

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