Clinton, Carter, Annan in SA for Mandela

Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and several of the world's past and present football greats have arrived in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Tributes are also pouring in from around the world for the world statesman, who turns 89 on Wednesday (today).
The highlight of the day's festivities will be the '90 minutes for Mandela' football match at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town Wednesday night.
Brazilian football legend Pelé, three-time African player of the year Samuel Eto'o and former Dutch international Ruud Gulit are among those scheduled to play.
FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner, who visited Mandela in Johannesburg Tuesday, said "it is a unique occasion for us to be welcomed by a living legend of democracy and anti-discrimination.

18 july 2007 07:58:00

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