‘Sport can create hope’

2013-12-07 00:00

NELSON Mandela’s immense contribution to sport in South Africa is common knowledge, and it was most evident in the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup triumph of 1995.

“He had a huge influence on all of our sporting codes, and he was massive for the squad in 1996,” said Barker (69), who is still coaching at PSL outfit Mpumalanga Black Aces. “His humility, charisma, passion and strength … everything … was so evident and they had such an impact on us.”

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