South African Football Tours at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Amateurs, Pioneers and Profits

  title={South African Football Tours at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Amateurs, Pioneers and Profits},
  author={Chris Bolsmann},
  journal={African Historical Review},
  pages={112 - 91}
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