Monday, July 12, 2010

The Grand Old Gentleman "Madiba" Nelson Mandela at the final

Madiba Magic

The most iconic smile in the world
The grand old man bought his magic to the beautiful game last night creating a moment of pure magic that will be remembered for a long time to come
Soccer City was brought to a frenzy on Sunday night as world icon Nelson Mandela made a grand entrance prior to kick-off at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final between European giants Netherlands and Spain.
As he entered the pitch on a buggy, accompanied by his wife Graca Michel, Madiba was greeted by a standing ovation, the roaring of vuvuzelas and cheering from the gathered supporters. It was an epic moment for the filled-to-capacity Soccer City. For a man who has not only worked tirelessly for the emancipation of his people but has also campaigned for world peace and for better lives for African people, it was only apt that he be afforded his rightful place at the finale of the world's greatest sporting showpiece in his home country.