Archive for January 2010

Footballing lessons

Jan 31st, 2010 | By | Category: International

Lazing on the settee, watching Egypt beat Ghana 1-0 to become African football champions for the third time in a row, there was a lesson in African politics.

It seemed odd that the tournament should have been played in Angola, one of the poorest nations on Earth in terms of human development.  Go to Google Earth and type in ‘Luanda’ and look at the place.  There would have been considerably greater priorities in the country than providing stadia for an international football tournament.

FIFA’s insistence that governments not be allowed …