Poor organization is African football’s woes | The New Times


The Kingdom of Morocco yesterday lost its bid to be the second African country to host the 2026 Football World Cup. A troika of Canada, Mexico and the US won day and will jointly host the event.

The World Cup is a prestigious event and financially fruitful for both hosts and FIFA. The hospitality industry takes the largest piece of the pie but the country gets the ultimate public relations stage.

Today, Russia will kick off another edition of the 88-year old competition and Africa will have five representatives in the 32-team tournament.

Africa is without doubt a football-mad continent but its fervor and craziness for the game has not translated into World Cup glory and it does not need a rocket scientist to deduce the reasons why.

African football is totally disorganized unlike its peers in…

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