Nelson Mandela Day is a special day in South Africa where the citizens do charity work in honour of Nelson Mandelas fight for social justice. The South African ambassadeur chosed to celebrate the day at Gothia Cup were she worked as a live reporter.
To honour Nelson Mandela’s fight against poverty and injustice during 67 years, Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated july 18th every year through people volounteering in 67 minutes. Since Gothia Cup share many values associated with Nelson Mandela Day, the South African ambassadeur, Mandisa Dona Marasha, chose to spend the day at Kviberg. In the match between Scottish Tynecastle Football Club 2 and South African Harrys Young Lions she took the role as live reporter.
- Everyone’s aware of Nelson Mandela Day in South Africa and people are expected to do something good. Just make another human happy and you’ve made an importance, tells Mandisa Dona Marasha. Previous years she has been working on a pre-school in South Africa and in an orphanage in Athens.
Before the game Harrys Lions are singing and dancing while others are blowing vuvuzelas.
- I feel refreshed, excited and revived! It’s so fantastic with all the people and the football – eerything for a good cause.
The ambassadeus has, by obvious reasons, her sympathies with Harrys Lions, thus they’ve got their goalkeeper sent off and are two goals behind after the first half.
- We’re not doing very well but we’re still hoping. We have 20 minutes left so much can happen. We are a sporting nation so we never give up!
The second half ended 4-0, a result the ambassadeur didn’t wish for but still has to report in her temporary employment as a live reporter.