Pelé legacy will always be glorified

Dear Editor,
On the eve of the inauguration of a new President, a legend whose name and life were synonymous with football has passed away in a country which is football crazy.
Pelé had been ailing for some time, and over the Christmas holidays, his family had recognised the end was near.
It would have been a fitting tribute to this legend had Brazil won the just concluded World Cup. Nevertheless, his name – which put his country on the football map, and forms part of his legacy – will always be glorified, and his fame will live on for generations.
May he rest in peace.

Shamshun Mohamed