Football and social cohesion in war-affected Uganda
There is always the question of whether sport or major sporting events can foster common ideals or even bring peace. When one looks at the scandals in sport it seems unlikely ... at the same time, at the everyday level of people playing, sport just may sacrifice ä neutral basis to foster the spirit of fair play, the sense of community and the elimination of prejudice.
In this article , Madeleine Issitt and Aloh Francis find out how successful football is in developing social harmony in Gulu, North Uganda, where people say that football is also an 'escape', a 'community' and a way to forget about 'the bath. . things that have happened to people 'in the war.