Killing Soccer in Africa

The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) produced some excellent trans-national investigative reporting regarding football in Africa and exposed rampant corruption in the administration of football in all 8 of the African countries where the investigation was carried out. As we look back on a successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup in Africa in 2010, this provides an insightful commentary on why African teams did not perform as they could have on the world’s biggest football stage erected in our own back yard. This sort of brave journalism is to be lauded and is a fine contribution to the witness to history that African journalists produced on the lead up and during the tournament, to which our own Twenty Ten contributing journalists also contributed significantly.
The full report can be downloaded here: