Forgotten Gold

  • Forgotten Gold
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Feature
Running time : 70 (in minutes)

Forgotten Gold tells the uplifting story of one of Africa's legendary footballers, Ndaye Mulamba, who secured his fame by scoring 9 goals during the 1974 African Cup of Nations tournament, for the Leopards team of Zaire. The Leopards were the first black African team to contest at the FIFA World Cup of 1974, and Ndaye was the key goal scorer for the national team.

In 1994, as South Africa held its first democratic elections, Sepp Blatter and Fifa honoured Ndaye for his unbroken record for most goals scored. In the same year, after a violent attack on his life, and the killing of his son, he fled into exile in South Africa as a refugee from the political turmoil in Zaire
16 years in South Africa has seen him contribute to South African football, coaching local refugee and South African players from the dusty township streets of Samora Machel in the Cape Flats. The culmination of his experiences was the recognition from FIFA in 2010.

Dir: Makela Pululu
Year: 2009
Dur: 70'
Documentary Feature


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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