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Luckiest Footballer In SA? When Arendse Swapped Jerseys With Messi

With Lionel Messi being the most talked about footballer on the planet at the moment, we throw it back to the time when Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse swapped jerseys with the Argentine great. Check it out!

Scroll through the gallery above to see some images of Arendse swapping jerseys with Messi!

The FC Barcelona superstar sent shockwaves throughout the football world when he informed the Barca hierarchy of his intentions to leave the club.  

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As one of the most recognised players of the current generation, South Africa was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner on home soil back in 2018.

Barcelona visited Mzansi to play against Mamelodi Sundowns in a friendly as part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations.

When Messi came on as a second-half substitute, the 90 000-strong crowd at the FNB went ballistic at the sight of seeing one of football's true greats.

After the final whistle, all eyes were on which player would eventually swap jerseys with Messi, and Downs defender Arendse was the lucky recipient.

Check it out:

What were your thoughts on Sundowns' performance against Barcelona that day?


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