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Soccer: South of the Umbilo  1696

Release date: Fri 25 Jun 2010
Running time:61 (1h01’)
Age restriction:PG

South of the city of Durban, on the east coast of South Africa, is an area consisting of a handful of middle-to-low-income suburbs that are linked, not only through their geography, but, more importantly, through their love for football. This area is affectionately known as "South of the Umbilo" river and is responsible for producing many talented South African soccer personalities. An area where ruffians and footballers mixed to form a bond — a bond born out of passion, determination and an undying love for the game of soccer.

That is the inspiration behind this film, which pays tribute to Clive Barker, the South African coach who led Bafana Bafana, the national team, to victory in the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations.

Genre: Documentary
Cast: Clive Barker
Brummie de Leur, Gordon Igesund, Professor Ngubane, George Daernaley, Roger da Sa, Dillon Sheppard, Delron Buckley, Sean Dundee, André Arendse, Linda Buthelezi, Mike Mangena, Neil Tovey, Doc Khumalo, Mark Fish, Lucas Radeba
Directed by: John Barker
Produced by: Susana Kennedy, Linda Bogle, Gareth Hansen
Language: English

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