DISCRIMINATION: FROM THE MAKANA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION TO EUROPE
Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people that little else has. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.
—NELSON MANDELA, GIVING A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO PELÉ
MANDELA KNEW BETTER THAN ANYONE THAT SPORTS REPRESENT AN EXCELLENT setting to document racial differences. For decades, he witnessed black inmates playing soccer in Robben Island at the Makana Football Association while whites played rugby in the rest of the country. If his intuition was right, sports would also be ...