What's With The Empty Seats At The African Nations Cup

From Africa is a Country Fri Jan 25 2013, 04:00:49

Guest Post by Marc Fletcher* One of the key sights of this year's Africa Cup of Nations has been emptiness. Aside from the opener between South Africa and Cape Verde, the television cameras have picked up images of large swathes of empty seats. Whether it was Burkina Faso's last gasp equaliser against Nigeria in Nelspruit [...]

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