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Giggs: I Watched Man Utd Vs Chiefs Game With Mandela!

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed that he once watched a full match between the Red Devils and Kaizer Chiefs with the late Nelson Mandela.

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The Welshman was fortunate enough to have crossed paths with the iconic South African president on a few occasions, but there is one memory he holds dear.

In 1992, when United were on a pre-season tour of Mzansi, Giggs was rested for a particular match against Amakhosi, and enjoyed the game in Mandela's box at the stadium with the man himself.

"He hadn't long been out of prison and it was an amazing moment for me and the whole team," he told

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"I was being rested for the match we were playing, which was lucky, because just before the game was about to begin, we had had an invitation to Nelson Mandela's box.

"I spent the whole game with Nelson Mandela: Manchester United vs Kaizer Chiefs. It was one of the most amazing moments of my career.

"An unbelievable experience. He was a genuine football fan, so he knew the majority of the United players. It happens quite a bit when you meet your heroes.

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"You want to ask them questions, and then they're firing questions at you!"

Have you ever been to watch United on any of their pre-season trips to South Africa? Let us know in the comments section below.


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