Letter from Lagos

“The World Cup is not being hosted by ‘Africa’ but by a country in southern Africa, the Republic of South Africa. Nigeria is not hosting this year’s World Cup, but late last year it hosted FIFA Under-17 World Cup. I watched the Under-17 matches in Lagos with my family. Enthusiasm was slow in building, but once Nigeria progressed in the tournament, people got into it, and you began to see clusters of young men around television sets in cafes and canteens.” (Vanity Fair)

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