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Prospects Blog: Can Sub-Saharan Africa survive another global downturn?

Allen Dennis's picture
Football frenzy is sweeping across Africa. The best of African football is on display in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament (January 21-February 12). Much of the build-up to the tournament has focused on those who will not be in it (Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, and South Africa) as much as those that will be in competing for the continent’s most prestigious football trophy. Some argue that the absence of these so-called heavy weights will weaken the tournament. What they don’t realize is that the depth of football in Africa has improved significantly. There are no minnows anymore!