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World Cup windfall

Joseph Opio/Twenty Ten

Author: Joseph Opio
Agency: Twenty Ten
Headline: World Cup windfall: Might it all end in tears?
Location:Kampala, Uganda
Article Synopsis: The declaration of South Africa as host of the 2010 World Cup sparked off a frenzied rat race among African nations to reap as many benefits from the showpiece as possible. Countries are hoping to yield significant dividends both from tourists and teams looking for training bases ahead of the finals.
First Paragraph: Sir Winston Churchill is long departed. But a world away from Britain, in a landlocked East African nation, the iconic statesman is being resurrected from his slumber among the dead to help Uganda earn a windfall from the 2010 World Cup.
Keywords: Churchill, Uganda, 2010, World Cup, football, South Africa, England
Language: English

Text:The declaration of South Africa as host of the 2010 World Cup sparked off a frenzied rat race among African nations to reap as many benefits from the showpiece as possible. Countries are hoping to yield significant dividends both from tourists and teams looking for training bases ahead of the finals. Yet, where rival nations have elected to utilise textbook campaigns to win the cutthroat race, Uganda has settled for the novel concept of reawakening the dead. Will it have the desired effect? Or could it all end in tears for Uganda and the rest? Joseph Opio writes.

Sir Winston Churchill is long departed. But a world away from Britain, in a landlocked East African nation, the iconic statesman is being resurrected from his slumber among the dead to help Uganda earn...

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