- Associated Press - Thursday, November 18, 2010

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A day after facing off in a match in his honor, the United States and South African soccer teams met with Nelson Mandela.

They greeted Mandela at his Johannesburg office and presented him with shirts.

U.S. coach Bob Bradley gave the shirt to the former South African president, who also received a vuvuzela with an American flag attached that had been signed by the team.

On Wednesday, the Americans beat South Africa 1-0 in Cape Town to win the Nelson Mandela Challenge.

American civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to South Africa’s players after Mandela and the U.S. team had left, saying “last night’s game was a stepping stone to rising higher and higher, to get better and better.”

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