Blind lead the sighted in match on TV

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tele­vi­sion. It was only when they started cheer­ing Bafana’s goal be­fore it was shown on the tele­vi­sion screen that it be­came ap­par­ent they were way ahead of the sighted.

The ex­pla­na­tion is that the ra­dio com­men­tary of the match ran three or four sec­onds ahead of the SABC vi­su­als broad­cast. Be­fore Bafana scored ev­ery­one present had been lis­ten­ing in­tently, build- ing up a pic­ture in their heads of the match.

“I sketch a pic­ture in my head,” said Johan Louw, who lost his sight four years ago.

Luzuko Ng­wezela, who has limited vi­sion, thought South Africa had a good chance in the World Cup.

Cindy Nel, 29, said Steven Pien­aar was one of her Bafana he­roes.

Chris Pet­zer, 64, said of Bafana, “They were pretty good to­day.

“They cov­ered their men beau­ti­fully, that was a clever ploy,” he said. – Sapa

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