To round off series two of Political Football, we move away from the connection between football and politics in specific countries in favour of a wider focus of the subject, examining at the growth of football academies in Africa. Are they beneficial for talented young African footballers, helping them to progress their careers and find fame and fortune in the richer football countries of the world, or just another example of exploitation endemic in capitalist societies? Does their purpose stunt domestic development in Africa?
Gary Thacker // @All_Blue_Daze
Stuart Horsfield // @loxleymisty44
Ryan Huettel // @ryanhuettel2