Tuesday, April 5, 2011


By: Richard Coomber

Genre: Biography- sport

Location: 920 COO

Lucas Radebe is Nelson Mandela's hero. This is because Lucas grew up in apartheid Soweto, in a violent era that was in the grip of "the struggle".

To escape this environment for fear he would die, or end up in prison, his parents sent him away- there he learnt to play soccer. the rest as they say is history- Lucas was a stalwart in the Leeds United team, he captained Bafana, Bafana- the South African soccer team, and he played a huge part in convincing FIFA to hold the World Cup in hi own nation. No wonder Nelson Mandela respects this man- and what better endorsement could you get!

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