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Madiba Utd

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 From Prison to President
You’re an icon to the world;
We praise your great spirit
Our emotions unfurled

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 You taught us to love and respect
To ignore the colour of skin;
If vuvuzelas could echo our loss
You take your leave….
to an almighty din

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ~ # ~

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Peace on earth to all

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 There’ll be armbands
There’ll be applause
Your great name will echo
All in a good cause

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 But still we fight the fight
To educate and share
For there’s no black or white
To those of us who care

Nelson Mandela, may he Rest In Peace.

Born: July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa

Died: December 5, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa

In his own words:
Mandela at the opening of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa….

“The people of Africa learnt the lessons of patience and endurance in their long struggle for freedom. May the rewards brought by the Fifa World Cup prove that the long wait for its arrival on African soil has been worth it. Ke nako [it is time]”

Tributes:
From Pelé:

Today, I am very saddened. Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential people in my life.

From Sepp Blatter:

My respects to an extraordinary person, probably one of the greatest humanists of our time: Nelson Mandela.

From Cristiano Ronaldo:

Thankful Madiba for your legacy and your example. You’ll always stay with us.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/madiba-utd/