Bafana Bafana legends Phil Masinga and Mark Fish have commended President Joyce Banda for incorporating them in the Special Olympics Malawi Unified Football Invitational which will take place on February 9 in Lilongwe.
Banda and the Special Olympics International have organised an African Leaders Forum on Disability which will take place in Malawi starting from February 9. The Unified Football Invitational is part of the activities of the opening day of the forum.
The two Bafana Bafana legends are part of the team from South Africa which will play the Malawi team comprising the likes of James Sangala, Ernest Mtawali, MacDonald Yobe, Hellings Mwakasungura and many others to be announced later. Award-winning DJ Cleo will also feature as a goalkeeper for the Bafana Bafana team.
In a live video interview arranged by Special Olympic Malawi on Friday, Fish described President Banda as a true champion of people with disabilities.
“What she has done by organising the first-ever leaders forum shows the high regard she has for people with disabilities. She has emerged as a champion for the rights of people with disabilities,” said Fish.
He added that he is excited to be back in Malawi to inspire people with disabilities, in particular those with intellectual disabilities.
“My message to people with such disabilities is that they should never give up in life because they can achieve anything,” said Fish.
Masinga said Banda has set a good precedent.