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Spurs meet Archbishop Tutu!

Posted on 28 July 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Chairman Daniel Levy expressed his thanks for our welcome in South Africa in a speech to British High Commissioner Ann Grant and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a special reception in Cape Town on Sunday night.

Daniel, director of football David Pleat and manager Glenn Hoddle were joined by our full travelling party for the function at the High Commisioner's Residence where we were greeted by Mrs Grant, High Commission personel, World Cup 2010 bid sponsors and, of course, Archbishop Tutu.

"It is a great pleasure to be standing here in such wonderful surroundings," said Daniel.

"The last time our club came to South Africa was in 1963, Danny Blanchflower was our captain and we beat the South African national team 3-1 in Johannesburg.

"I am personally delighted to see the team back here 40 years on. As a nation, South Africa has an obvious love for the game of football and we wish the SA 2010 bid committee well in their work to secure the World Cup.

"This is my first visit to this country and we have enjoyed a warm welcome wherever we have gone. Thank-you for entertaining us in your beautiful home and for your generous hospitality."

In closing, Daniel presented Archbishop Tutu with a signed shirt and Mrs Grant with an engraved silver salver as a momento of our tour.

And there was another special presentation to Mrs Grant - a Spurs calendar to replace the Arsenal one on her wall! That wasn't all, we also presented her with a photograph of Spurs goalkeeping legend Pat Jennings.