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!