While the world discusses returning to normalcy, an entire continent is still struggling to secure first doses and has yet to surpass a 10% vaccination rate, with little concern from international bodies.
Participation in the notoriously underfunded sport has mostly been restricted to players from elite former all-white schools. But being part of Team SA for the Tokyo Games has the potential to change that.
The Ghanaian star is following in his father Abedi Pele’s footsteps at Nadi Al Sadd in Qatar. While his arrival at the club has been exciting, the bigger picture offers a complex view on world football reality.
The rising Springbok star is on a mission to transform his home town by planting trees in an area that is still affected by apartheid’s spatial planning. But that is not all he is doing for his community.