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Eleven years after hosting the Fifa World Cup, African football is facing its deepest crisis

Patrice Motsepe conducts a press conference in Johannesburg in March, 2021, following his election as president of the CAF. (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images).

African football finds itself facing an existential crisis down in large measure to questionable decision-making by the Confederation of African Football and Fifa, football’s world governing body. Frank Dunne looks at where it all went wrong.

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