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Manchester United Legend Roy Keane Says South Africa is One of His Favourite Holiday Destinations
- Legendary former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has given South Africa the ultimate compliment
- The hard man named Mzansi as one of his three favourite holiday destinations
- This comes as the country reels from the terrible publicity it suffered after the murder of a tourist in Mpumalanga
South Africa has received a much-needed image boost from a welcome source.
Former Manchester United captain said that South Africa is one of his three top holiday destinations. He also named Argentina and Australia as his other two favourite places that he has been to on his travels.
Speaking on Sky Sport's Monday Night Football programme, the Irishman said:
"My favourite holiday destination on safari has to be South Africa. Fantastic. I really found it amazing. Very spiritual and peaceful, getting close to the wild animals."
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When asked which animal was his favourite and associable with his personality, Keane responded that it was the lion.
His praise for the country came at an opportune moment following a recent tragedy that occurred in Mpumalanga.
Last week, a German tourist was shot and killed in what is believed to be an attempted hijacking in the Kruger National region of the province, as per TimesLIVE.
This led the Department of Tourism to consider various options to protect the country's image as well as safeguard the tourism industry, which is critical to South Africa's economic stability.
BusinessTech reported that these include having minister Lindiwe Sisulu presenting a message at airports advising tourists on how best to remain safe on their travels in the country.
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Manchester United icon Roy Keane was in his element during an American football match, after a fan asked for a selfie while he was watching the game.
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The Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) were playing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, and the Irishman looked like he just wanted to enjoy the game, as reported by Sports Brief.
Keane, 51, is renowned for his fiery personality and aggressive playing style during his playing days, and he seemed to have carried that into punditry and interaction with fans.