Blind lead the sighted in match on TV
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