1994 Photo Contest, Sports, 1st prize

Gideon Mendel

Network Photographers for Telegraph Magazine / Das Magazin

01 January, 1993

The new goalkeeper of the Zambian national team on a bus after the match that cost the team its place in the World Cup. Six months before this reportage was made, the national football team perished in a plane crash in Gabon. The country showed its resilience by putting together a new selection in record time. The new team narrowly failed to qualify for the World Cup tournament in the USA.

About the photographer

Gideon Mendel

Born in Johannesburg in 1959, he studied psychology and African history at the University of Cape Town. Following his studies he became a freelance photographer, photographing ch...

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