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Mandela Day

Mandela Day

On this day in 1994, Villa’s players were introduced to South African president Nelson Mandela at Ellis Park, Johannesburg before drawing Moroka Swallows 0-0 in the United Bank International Festival.

Villa chairman Doug Ellis raised a laugh when he jokingly thanked Mandela for naming the stadium after him!

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 29th May 1994