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t was a moment with an emotional and historic charge. This summer Nelson Mandela returned to Robben Island, where he was imprisoned for 18 years, to mark his 89th birthday and watch a remarkable sporting organisation being honoured for the part it once played in helping his fellow inmates to survive.Forty years after detainees formed the Makana Football Association inside the island fortress, the club was officially recognised by Fifa, the sport's international governing body. Now the little-known story of how prisoners set up their own league under the noses of the warders is to be told in a feature film.

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Nov 17, 2017
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