"Graham Taylor offered me £2 million and a three-year contract not to come and play in my country in Afcon."
Brian Mathe sat down with one of South Africa’s 1996 Afcon heroes, Mark Williams – better known to South Africans as ‘the nation builder’ – in the third episode of the Nedbank Reality Football series. Williams opened up about his nickname, financial decisions, advice to current players, Madiba magic, being offered £2 million pounds to miss the 1996 Afcon, and South Africa’s famous win.
If you enjoyed this episode, you can also listen to previous and upcoming episodes featuring local football legends like Doctor Khumalo, Siphiwe Tshabala, Yeye Letsholonyane, Teko Modise and Jerry Sikhosana.Next episode
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