Soccer slums: The truth about African football

African football is in the spotlight as the World Cup kicks off in Johannesburg this week. But the truth about the game in the slums and shanty towns of the poorest continent is not as the marketing men would have you believe. Daniel Howden describes the situations in which five of the young men who will be playing for South Africa this year began their training.

To read his report in the Independent see:  www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/soccer-slums-the-truth-about-african-football-1989481.html