Pierre Issa

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The for­mer Bafana Bafana de­fender had a rocky time in the na­tional team, but en­joyed ev­ery minute of it.

Pierre Issa played on the big­gest stages of club foot­ball in France and Eng­land, and rep­re­sented Bafana Bafana on their FIFA World Cup de­but at 1998. He even gave up his place in the English Premier League to rep­re­sent the coun­try of his birth at the 2002 Africa Cup of Na­tions. KICK OFF’s Lorenz Kohler spoke to the for­mer Olympia­cos sport­ing di­rec­tor about his unique jour­ney, dual na­tion­al­ism de­bate and his in­abil­ity to win over South African fans.

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