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More Than Just a Game : Fooball v Apartheid The Most Important Football Story Ever Told by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close



Faced with persecution, regular beatings and backbreaking labour, a group of political prisoners defied all odds to play organized football in one of the ugliest hellholes on earth. This true tory tells how the former prisoners of South Africa's infamous Robben Island turned football into an active force in the struggle against apartheid. After years of ceaseless campaigning, these extraordinary men triumphed over the prison authorities and formed the Makana Football Association. Even more astonishingly, the played the beautiful game for nearly 20 years with strict adherence to FIFA rules. An incredible celebration of bravery and heroism, which shows how sport has the power to unite and overcome adversity.

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