THIS JUST IN FROM REUTERS “Togo will be disqualified from the African Nations Cup finals if they do not show up for Monday’s Group B match against Ghana in Cabinda, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said”
And reading around the web, there’s an undercurrent of ‘afropessimism’ in many newspaper editorials. This blog gives a bit of a round up of what being said internationally. Whereas this one argues that this attack shouldn’t be used to stereotype the whole of Africa. And this article inevitably asks about the terror threat during the 2010 World Cup.
So is this down to ‘afro pessimism’? Or should African football authorities be realistic about the terror threat during 2010?
Here’s Ros original post:
“The Togo players have now voted to stay and play despite their government recalling the team. If Togo does leave, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso will have to decide if they want to play out the group in Cabinda. This BBC forum is asking if the whole tournament should be cancelled (something the Angolans are dismissing as an idea)? You can follow the BBC’s Richard Connelly on Twitter as he covers the story in Angola. Meanwhile the South Africans say this has no bearing on the World Cup. What should happen now?