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DM2000020902:SAED:POLITICS:PERSONALITY:NOV1953 – Political Football – Oliver Reginald Tambo – Non-white political leaders, banned from doing much else, enjoy a lively game of soccer. Nimble Attorney (with the ball) Oliver Tambo, of the firm Mandela and Tambo, guides the ball through the propper channels. The backroom boy of Congress was one of the veterans’ star turns. Non-white politicians are complaining of being kicked around, and being used as ‘political football’: so the other day they decided to do a bit of kicking around themselves, and got down to some ‘strickly recreational’ football at Mia’s farm, near Johannesburg. "The most remarkable game I’ve ever seen,"was the comment of Dan Twala, the referee of the match, which was between Veterans and Youth. Most of the Veterans were banned men (though some political veterans had been banned even from playing football) Veterans of course won 1-0, after half an hour’s devastating play. (Photo