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Wednesday, 24 July, 2002, 14:18 GMT 15:18 UK
Your tributes to Mostafa Kamel Mansour
Egypt legend Mostafa Kamel Mansour has died at the age of 89.

Email your tributes to one of African football's first superstars.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Mansour was the goalkeeper for Egypt at the 1934 World Cup and the last surviving member of the first African side to play in the competition.

But he was also a true sportsman.

Despite being offered large sums of money by big clubs to turn professional, Mansour wanted to remain an amateur and opted to play for Queens Park in Scotland.

Mansour was always hopeful that an African side would go on to lift the World Cup trophy.

How do you think Mansour will be remembered?


One of Africa's best footballers has departed and it is a great loss. My condolences to the family.

Just as time is our friend as it is also our enemy, death is the most inspirational of all philosophies, for it is death that makes us consider our brief earthly span and in so doing makes us think and hope of conquering death itself. We miss you Mostafa Mansour.

Anderson Emmy Snr, a Nigerian living in Abidjan


I want to say that he is a true and faithful man who has displayed his love for his country. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Idoloakeme Gbalibi, Nigeria

Egypt has lost a great man and it would be hard to find someone like him these days. We will all miss you Mansour

Muhammad, Nabil, Alexandria, Egypt


He will be remembered as one of Africa's great football heroes.

Dasuki I Arabi, Nigeria


May his soul rest in perfect peace. My condolences to the bereaved family.

Philip Tenya, Ghana


A great patriot. May your zeal and love of the game continue in our generations to come.

Louis Ndimele, Nigeria


He struck me as very articulate and the sort of person who would have done well had he been an African leader. He championed the abilities and greatness of things African. I was shocked when I heard of his death.

Wale Owoeye, UK


He set a legacy for money hungry players who have no passion for the sport. He will be remembered for not being a hireling.

Abe Adewuyi, Nigeria


A great man has passed away and has taken a part of African soccer with him. Farewell, you did much for Egypt and Africa.

Ali, USA


It is a shame that we don't have players of such high morals in today's modern game. We are blighted with money grabbing superstars these days. We should look back at the contributions of players like Mansour!

Nina Andrews, Tunbridge Wells, UK


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24 Jul 02 | Africa
03 May 02 | History
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