Francis Benali completes 1,500-mile journey in bid to raise £1m for Cancer Research as former Southampton star receives standing ovation at St Mary's



For the first time in two weeks Francis Benali could relax. Exhausted, he broke into a beaming smile and the emotion took over.
‘Benali, Benali!’ the Northam End roared. A familiar chorus followed: ‘Ohh!!! Francis Benali!’
The 47-year-old reached the final torturous leg of his 1,500-mile traverse of the country, visiting all 44 Premier League and Championship grounds in his bid to raise £1million for Cancer Research. A marathon a day, followed by 74 miles on a bike. Imagine. 
But he was smiling and giving thumbs up as the chant spread across the ground.
‘Benali! Benali! Benali!’
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16 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail
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