1994 Photo Contest, Sports, 1st prize

Gideon Mendel

Network Photographers for Telegraph Magazine / Das Magazin

01 January, 1993

The captain of both the old and the new Zambian national football team lingers at the burial place of his former teammates. Six months before, the team perished in a plane crash in Gabon. The country showed its resilience by putting together a new national 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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