The Proteas, Netball South Africa and all South African supporters in Liverpool gathered together on Mandela Day to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela and chanted “Viva Madiba Viva! Viva Nelson Mandela Viva! Viva Mandela Day Viva!”
A loyal netball fan, Karel Prinsloo who had travelled all the way from Kimberley to support the Proteas in Liverpool, was in awe after being pictured with his favourite sporting team on Mandela Day.
“Madiba is such a great inspiration and on his special day, the Spar Proteas took time out of their schedule to join us fans and take a group picture and honour Madiba. This is so special, and I feel that today Madiba’s legacy will inspire the team to win a medal at the Netball World Cup.”
South Africa face England in their final group preliminary game on Thursday night (9pm SA time).
Depending on the outcome of the game against England, South Africa will know who their semi-final opponents on Saturday will be.
The Proteas are joined by hosts England, Australia and New Zealand in the semi-finals.