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The Blizzard: South Africa 2-0 Tunisia, 1996

by Football Ramble Daily

On today's episode of Greatest Games in association with The Blizzard, we look back to a pivotal point in African football history. Mark Gleeson, journalist and FIFA's African Football Archivist, joins us to remember the final of the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations!

Amidst wider racial turmoil across the country, South Africa replaced Kenya as hosts in the run-up to the tournament. Mark joins us to highlight football's progressive position in South African society and we recall how the nation watched as Bafana Bafana triumphed at their first ever AFCON tournament!

For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!

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