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African Geographical Review
Volume 29, December 2010

 

Editorial

Football in Africa: The Impact of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Isaac Luginaah and Kefa M. Otiso

This editorial examines the development of soccer in Africa over time, the factors for its widespread popularity, and socioeconomic impact of the sport on African society. It concludes with a specific analysis of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa on South Africa and Africa in general.