Sunday, June 6, 2010

Africa's abandoned football legend

Things started to go wrong for Ndaye in the mid-1990s, as Zaire descended into chaos and war. Eventually it would change its name to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Soldiers, who suspected the football hero might have cash to spare, shot him in the leg. The bullets are still there. Eventually Ndaye said he had to flee the country for his life, and ended up in Johannesburg, then Cape Town "with nothing". "I had no family, and no money. All I could think about was where to get food. I felt abandoned [by the footballing community]," Read more...

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