Nelson Mandela warned us about officiating at the 2010 World Cup – Lee Addy

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A member of Ghana’s 2010 World Cup squad, Lee Addy has divulged that late South African President, Nelson Mandela warned them about the possibility of being on the wrong end of officiating at the 2010 World Cup.

Ghanaians and the entire African continent felt cheated when a goal bound Dominic Adiyiah header was handled on the line by Barcelona striker Luiz Suarez.

Instead of a goal being awarded by the referee, a penalty was rather awarded, one which was missed by Ghana’s all time scorer Asamoah Gyan. The situation left the entire African continent crestfallen.

Reacting to the traumatic incident, Lee Addy has stated that they were not surprised and saw it coming.

“The later Nelson Mandela told us what will happen and it happened.

“We visited him and he informed us that while in South Africa we should consider it as our land.

“He then warned us that while we have the support of the entire continent we need to be careful because what is rightfully ours will be taken away and handed to the Caucasians and that is what happened.

“The penalty that was awarded to us was a favour to them” he disclosed on The Tracker on Citi TV.

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