Here We Go Again: The Africa Cup of Nations 2013 - Who's Going to Benefit and Who's Going to Pay?
By Dale T. McKinley 4 Jun 2012
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The ghosts of the 2010 Soccer World Cup are coming back to haunt South Africa. Less than two years on and with preparations for the 2013 Soccer African Cup of Nations (AFCON) underway, the key lesson that should have been learnt from that grand orgy of egoism and money-grubbing appears to have already been stuffed right back into the closet. The lesson was that as long as the ‘game’ being played is one in which a domestic and international elite is the player, referee and owner, whatever benefits accrue from such mega sporting events will be enjoyed by that elite while the ‘people’ become spectators and are left to pick up the tab.
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